Numbers

Dutch Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Dutch. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. 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.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Dutch is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers 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.

Numbers in Dutch

Numbers Dutch Audio
Oneeen
Firsteerste
Twotwee
Secondtweede
Threedrie
Thirdderde
Fourvier
Fourthvierde
Fivevijf
Fifthvijfde
Sixzes
Sixthzesde
Sevenzeven
Seventhzevende
Eightacht
Eighthachtste
Ninenegen
Ninthnegende
Tentien
Tenthtiende
Elevenelf
Eleventhelfde
Twelvetwaalf
Twelfthtwaalfde
Thirteendertien
Thirteenthdertiende
Fourteenveertien
FourteenthVeertiende
Fifteenvijftien
FifteenthVijftiende
Sixteenzestien
Sixteenthzestiende
Seventeenzeventien
Seventeenthzeventiende
Eighteenachttien
Eighteenthachttiende
Nineteennegentien
Nineteenthnegentiende
Twentytwintig
Twentiethtwintigste
Thirty three (31)Drieendertig
One hundred (100)Honderd
Three hundred and sixty (360)Driehonderdzestig
One thousand (1000)Duizend
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)Tweeduizendveertien
One millionEen Miljoen
Onceeenmaal
Twicetweemaal

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers 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 Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Dutch Audio
I'm 30 years oldIk ben dertig jaar oud
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherIk heb 2 zussen en een broer
English is my first languageEngels is mijn eerste taal
Her second language is SpanishHaar tweede taal is Spaans

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Dutch

School Dutch Audio
AnswerAntwoord
Bookboek
Booksboeken
Chairstoel
Deskbureau
Dictionarywoordenboek
LaptopLaptop
Librarybibliotheek
Notebook (paper notebook)Notablok (papieren notitieblok)
Pagepagina
Paperpapier
Penpen
Pencilpotlood
Questionvraag
SchoolSchool
Studentstudent
Teacherleraar
UniversityUniversiteit

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Daily Conversation in Dutch

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Dutch

English Dutch Audio
I have a questionIk heb een vraag
To listenLuisteren
To readLezen
To speakSpreken
To thinkDenken
To understandBegrijpen
To writeSchrijven
What's the name of that book?Wat is de naam van dat boek?
What do you do for a living?Wat is je beroep? Wat doe je voor de kost?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)Ik ben (onderwijzer, kunstenaar, ingenieur)
Oh! That's good!O, wat goed!
Can I practice with you?Wil je met mij oefenen?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Dutch about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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