Dutch Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 8th lesson contains the Dutch pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common 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.


Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.

Subject Pronouns in Dutch

Pronouns Dutch Audio
Youjij, je, u
Shezij, ze
Wewij, we
You (plural)Gij
I love youIk hou van je
She is beautifulZe is mooi
They are dancingZe dansen
We are happyWij zijn gelukkig

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Dutch

Pronouns Dutch Audio
Memij / me
Youjou, uw
You (plural)Jullie
Can you call us?Kunt u ons bellen?
Give me your phone numberGeef me je telefoonnummer
I can give you my emailIk kan je mijn e-mail geven
Tell him to call meZeg hem om mij te bellen

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns Dutch

Pronouns Dutch Audio
Yourjouw, uw
Your (plural)Jullie
His email is...Zijn e-mail is ...
My phone number is...Mijn telefoonnummer is ...
Our dream is to visit SpainOnze droom is om Spanje te bezoeken
Their country is beautifulHun land is mooi


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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Dutch

Pronouns Dutch Audio
Minevan mij
Yoursvan jou / van u (formal)
Hisvan hem
Hersvan haar
Oursvan ons
Yours (plural)van jullie
Theirsvan hun
Is this pen yours?Is deze pen van jou?
The book is mineHet boek is van mij
The shoes are hersHet zijn haar schoenen
Victory is oursAan ons de Overwinning

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in Dutch

Travel Dutch Audio
Airportluchthaven or Vliegveld
Bus stationBushalte or bus station
For businessVoor zaken
For pleasureVoor plezier
Help DeskHelp Desk
Reservationreservering or boeking
To travelReizen
Train (noun)trein
Train stationTreinstation
By trainMet de trein
By carMet de wagen
By busMet de Bus
By taxiMet de Taxi
By airplaneMet het Vliegtuig


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Daily Conversation in Dutch

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Dutch

English Dutch Audio
Do you accept credit cards?Accepteer u Credit Cards
How much will it cost?Hoeveel gaat dat kosten
I have a reservationIk heb een reservering / Boeking
I'd like to rent a carIk wil graag een auto huren
I'm here on business / on vacation.Ik ben hier voor zaken / op vakantie
Is this seat taken?Is deze plaats bezet
It was nice meeting youHet was leuk je te ontmoeten
Take this! (when giving something)Neem deze! (bij het geven van iets)
Do you like it?Vind je het leuk?
I really like it!Ik vind het echt leuk!
I'm just kiddingIk maak maar een grapje
I'm hungryIk heb honger
I'm thirstyIk heb dorst

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 8th lesson in Dutch about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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