Dutch Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Dutch lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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 derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Dutch

Feminine Dutch Audio
Cat (Masc.)Kater (mannelijk)
Cat (Fem.)Kat (vrouwelijk)

Now we will try to implement some of the forms 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 Gender in a Sentence

English Dutch Audio
He is tallHij is groot
She is tallZij is groot
He is a short manHij is een kleine man
She is a short womanZij is een kleine vrouw
He is GermanHij is Duitser
She is GermanZij is Duitse
Japanese men are friendlyJapanse mannen zijn vriendelijk
Japanese women are friendlyJapanse vrouwen zijn vriendelijk


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Dutch

Clothes Dutch Audio
Pants (Trousers)broek


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Daily Conversation in Dutch

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Dutch

Do you like my dress?Vind je mijn jurk mooi
I lost my socksIk ben mijn sokken verloren
It looks good on youDat staat je goed
She has a beautiful ringZij heeft een mooie ring
These pants (trousers) are longDeze broeken zijn lang
These shoes are smallDeze schoenen zijn klein
Where are you from?Waar kom je vandaan
I'm from the U.SIk kom uit de Verenigde Staten
I'm AmericanIk ben een Amerikaan
Where do you live?Waar woon jij?
I live in the U.SIk woon in de Verenigde Staten
Do you like it here?Hoe bevalt het hier?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Dutch about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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