Adjectives

Dutch Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

Duration: 30 mins

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This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Dutch like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. 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.

Adjectives

Knowing adjectives in Dutch is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Dutch is easy.

Below is a list of 20 adjectives 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.

Adjectives List in Dutch

Adjectives Dutch Audio
Tallhoog / lang
Shortkort
Biggroot
Widebreed
Longlang
Smallklein
Thickdik
Thindun
Newnieuw
Old (opposite of new)Vers
Cheapgoedkoop
Expensiveduur
Youngjong
Old (opposite of young)Oud
Wrongverkeerd
Right (correct)correct
Goodgoed
Badslecht
Difficultmoeilijk
Easygemakkelijk

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Dutch sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Dutch Adjectives in a Sentence

English Dutch Audio
Am I right or wrong?Ben ik goed of fout?
Is he younger or older than you?Is hij jonger of ouder dan jij?
Is the test easy or difficult?Is de test makkelijk of moeilijk?
Is this book new or old?Is dit een nieuw of oud boek?
This is so expensiveDit is erg duur

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Food

Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.

Food List in Dutch

Food Dutch Audio
Breakfastontbijt
Lunchlunch / middageten
Dinnerdiner / avondeten
Mealmaaltijd
Applesappels
AvocadosAvocado's
BananasBananen
BeansBonen
Breadbrood
Butterboter
Carrots wortelen
Cheesekaas
Chickenkip
Coffeekoffie
CornMais
CucumbersKomkommers
EggsEieren
FigsVijgen
Fishvis
Foodvoedsel
FruitFruit
GarlicKnoflook
GrapesDruiven
Ice creamijs
LemonsCitroenen
LettuceSla
Meatvlees
Milkmelk
OlivesOlijven
Onionsuien
Orange juicesinaasappelsap
Orangessinaasappels
PeachesPerziken
PearsPeren
PeppersPepers
PineapplesAnanassen
PizzaPizza
Potatoesaardappelen
PumpkinPompoen
Saladsalade
Saltzout
Sandwichboterham
Soda (like Coke)Fris
StrawberriesAardbeien
Sugarsuiker
TeaThee
Tomatoestomaten
VegetablesGroenten
WaterWater
WatermelonWatermeloen

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Daily Conversation in Dutch

Finally, a list of sentences If you simply want to ask a question, please vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Dutch

English Dutch Audio
Are you thirsty?Heb je dorst
I'm hungryIk heb honger
Do you have a bottle of water?Heb je een fles water
Breakfast is readyOntbijt is klaar
What kind of food do you like?Wat voor eten vind je lekker
I like cheeseIk hou van kaas
Bananas taste sweetBananen smaken / proeven zoet
I don't like cucumberIk hou niet van komkommer
I like bananasIk hou van bananen
Lemons taste sourCitroenen smaken / proeven zuur
This fruit is deliciousDit fruit is heerlijk
Vegetables are healthyGroenten zijn gezond
Hi!Hallo
Good morning!Goedemorgen
Good afternoon!Goedemiddag
Good evening!Goedenavond
Welcome!Welkom
How are you? (informal)Hoe gaat het met jou
How are you? (formal)Hoe gaat het met u
What's up? (colloquial) Wat is er? (informele)
I'm fine, thank you!Het gaat goed, dankjewel
And you? (informal)En jij
And you? (formal)En met u?
GoodGoed

Fun Facts

Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.

Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Dutch about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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