Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Dutch which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.
Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.
Here are some negation expressions 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 negative expressions above into full Dutch sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|Don't worry!||Maak je geen zorgen!|
|I cannot remember the word||Ik kan het woord niet herinneren|
|I do not speak Japanese||Ik spreek geen Japanees|
|I don't know!||Ik weet niet!|
|I'm not fluent in Italian yet||Ik ben nog niet vloeiend in het Italiaans|
|I'm not interested!||Ik heb geen belangstelling|
|No one here speaks Greek||Hier spreek niemand Grieks|
|No problem!||Geen probleem!|
|This is not correct||Dit is niet juist|
|This is wrong||Dit is fout|
|We don't understand||Wij begrijpen niet|
|You should not forget this word||Je moet dit woord niet vergeten|
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Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.
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Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!
|He feels with his hand||Hij voelt met zijn hand|
|I smell with my nose||Ik ruik met mijn neus|
|She has beautiful eyes||Zij heeft mooie ogen|
|She tastes with her tongue||Zij proeft met haar tong|
|We see with our eyes||We kijken met onze ogen|
|You hear with your ears||Je hoort met je oren|
|How old are you?||Hoe oud ben je?|
|I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old||Ik ben (twintig, dertig ...) jaar oud|
|Are you married?||Ben je getrouwd?|
|Do you have children?||Heb je kinderen?|
|I have to go||Ik moet gaan|
|I will be right back!||Ik zal onmiddellijk terug zijn|
Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.
Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Dutch about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.