This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Dutch. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Dutch Classes.
This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.
Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Dutch, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|As... as||Als ... als|
|As tall as||Zo groot als|
|Taller than||Groter dan|
|Shorter than||Korter dan|
|Less beautiful||Minder mooi|
|You are happy||Ben je gelukkig|
|You are as happy as Maya||Je bent zo gelukkig als Maya|
|You are happier than Maya||Je bent gelukkiger dan Maya|
|You are the happiest||je bent de gelukkigste|
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Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.
|Can you take less?||Kun je minder nemen?|
|Do you accept credit cards?||aanvaard je credit cards|
|How much is this?||Hoeveel kost dit|
|I'm just looking||Ik kijk even rond|
|Only cash please!||Alleen kontant alstublieft!|
|This is too expensive||Dit is te duur|
|Credit card||Credit Card|
|Gas station||Benzine station / tank station|
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Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.
|I'm vegetarian||Ik ben vegetariër|
|It is very delicious!||Het is heel erg lekker!|
|May we have the check please!||We willen graag afrekenen|
|The bill please!||De rekening alstublieft|
|Waiter / waitress!||Male: Ober / Kelner Female: Kelnerin / serveerster|
|What do you recommend? (to eat)||Wat beveel jij aan|
|What's the name of this dish?||Hoe heet dit gerecht|
|Where is there a good restaurant?||Waar zit een goed restaurant|
|A cup of||Kopje|
|A glass of||Een glas|
|Black pepper||Zwarte peper|
|Dessert||dessert / toetje|
|Tip (money for the waiter)||Fooi|
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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Dutch about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.