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.
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.
|He is tall||Hij is groot|
|She is tall||Zij is groot|
|He is a short man||Hij is een kleine man|
|She is a short woman||Zij is een kleine vrouw|
|He is German||Hij is Duitser|
|She is German||Zij is Duitse|
|Japanese men are friendly||Japanse mannen zijn vriendelijk|
|Japanese women are friendly||Japanse vrouwen zijn vriendelijk|
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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.
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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.
|Do you like my dress?||Vind je mijn jurk mooi|
|I lost my socks||Ik ben mijn sokken verloren|
|It looks good on you||Dat staat je goed|
|She has a beautiful ring||Zij heeft een mooie ring|
|These pants (trousers) are long||Deze broeken zijn lang|
|These shoes are small||Deze schoenen zijn klein|
|Where are you from?||Waar kom je vandaan|
|I'm from the U.S||Ik kom uit de Verenigde Staten|
|I'm American||Ik ben een Amerikaan|
|Where do you live?||Waar woon jij?|
|I live in the U.S||Ik woon in de Verenigde Staten|
|Do you like it here?||Hoe bevalt het hier?|
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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.