Comparative

Dutch Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Comparative

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.

Comparative Form in Dutch

Comparative Dutch Audio
As... asAls ... als
TallerGroter
ShorterKorter
YoungerJonger
OlderOuder
As tall as Zo groot als
Taller thanGroter dan
Shorter thanKorter dan
More beautifulMooier
Less beautifulMinder mooi
Most beautifulMooiste
HappyGelukkig
HappierGelukkiger
HappiestGelukkigst
You are happyBen je gelukkig
You are as happy as MayaJe bent zo gelukkig als Maya
You are happier than MayaJe bent gelukkiger dan Maya
You are the happiestje bent de gelukkigste
GoodGoed
BetterBeter
BestBest
BadSlecht
WorseSlechter
WorstSlechtst

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

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.

Shopping List in Dutch

Shopping Dutch Audio
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 lookingIk kijk even rond
Only cash please!Alleen kontant alstublieft!
This is too expensiveDit is te duur
CafeCafé
CashContant
CheapGoedkoop
CheckCheque
CinemaBioscoop
Credit cardCredit Card
Expensiveduur
Gas stationBenzine station / tank station
MuseumMuseum
ParkingParkeerplaats
Pharmacyapotheek
Supermarketsupermarkt

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

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.

Restaurant Terms in Dutch

Restaurant Dutch Audio
I'm vegetarianIk 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 ofKopje
A glass ofEen glas
Black pepperZwarte peper
Breadbrood
Dessertdessert / toetje
Foodvoedsel
Forkvork
Knifemes
MenuMenu
NapkinServet
Platebord
Saladsalade
Saltzout
Saltyzout
Soupsoep
Spicygekruid
Spoonlepel
Sweetzoet
Tabletafel
Tip (money for the waiter)Fooi
WaterWater

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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.

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