The 3rd lesson is about the plural in Dutch and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. 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.
Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".
Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. 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.
Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Dutch sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.
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Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.
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Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!
|I don't speak Korean||Ik spreek geen Koreaans|
|I love the Japanese language||Ik hou van de Japanse taal|
|I speak Italian||Ik spreek Italiaans|
|I want to learn Spanish||Ik wil Spaans leren|
|My mother tongue is German||Mijn moedertaal is Duits|
|Spanish is easy to learn||Spaans is gemakkelijk te leren|
|He has a Moroccan rug||Hij heeft een Marokkaanse tapijt|
|I have an American car||Ik heb een Amerikaanse wagen|
|I love French cheese||Ik hou van Franse kaas|
|I'm Italian||Ik ben Italiaan|
|My father is Greek||Mijn vader is Griek|
|My wife is Korean||Mijn vrouw is Koreaanse|
|Have you ever been to India?||Ben je ooit in Indië geweest|
|I came from Spain||Ik kom van Spanje|
|I live in America||Ik woon in Amerika|
|I want to go to Germany||Ik wil naar Duitsland|
|I was born in Italy||Ik ben in Italië geboren|
|Japan is a beautiful country||Japan is een mooi land|
|Long time no see||Dat is een tijd geleden|
|I missed you||Ik heb je gemist|
|What's new?||Hoe gaat het nu?|
|Nothing new||Alles gaat zijn gangetje|
|Make yourself at home!||Doe alsof je thuis bent|
|Have a good trip||Goede reis|
Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.
Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in Dutch about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.