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The 100 most common verbs in Dutch

The table shows you a list of 100 common used verbs in Dutch and their English translations. 

Verb

Translation

Example

Translation

1. antwoorden

to answerZij antwoordt haar vriend. She answers her boyfriend. 
2. bang makento terrifyDe broer maakt zijn zus bang. The brother is terrifying his sister.
3. beginnento startIk begin om 10 uur met werken. I will start my work at 10am.
4. berekenento calculateZij berekenen iets. They are calculating something.
5. bewust zijn (van)to be aware (of)Ze is bewust van de geschiedenis.She is aware of the history.
6. bijtento biteEen hond heeft me gebeten. A dog has bitten me.
7. blijvento stayIk blijf in Frankrijk. I stay in France.
8. bouwento buildDe familie is een huis aan het bouwen.The family is building a house. 
9. brengento bringZe brengt salade naar de barbecue. She brings salad to the barbecue.
10. denkento thinkZij denken aan eten. They think of food.
11. dichtdoento closeDoe de deur dicht!Close the door!
12. douchento take a showerDe vader is aan het douchen.The father is taking a shower. 
13. draaiento turnEen wiel draait.A wheel is turning. 
14. etento eatIk ga pizza eten vanavond.I am going to eat pizza tonight. 
15. foto's makento take photosHij maakt foto's.He is taking photos.
16. gaatto goHij gaat naar huis.He is going home. 
17. gelovento believe inDe familie gelooft in God.The family believes in God. 
18. gevento giveDe dochter geeft haar moeder het cadeau.The daughter is giving her mother the present.
19. halento getDe moeder haalt brood bij de supermarkt.The mother gets bread at the grocery store.
20. hangento hangHet schilderij hangt aan de muur.The painting is hanging on the wall. 
21. hebbento haveZij hebben drie auto'sThey have three cars.
22. helpento helpDe leraar helpt de studenten.The teachter is helping the students. 
23. hetento be calledDe kat heet Bounty.The cat is called Bounty. 
24. (vast)houdento holdDe zoon houdt de tassen vast. The son is holding the bags. 
25. houden vanto likeIk houd van eten.I like food. 
26. kennento knowDe familie kent de burgemeester.The family knows the mayor. 
27. kijken naarto look atWe kijken naar de bergen. We are looking at the mountains. 
28. klimmento climbDe kat is in de boom geklommen.The cat is climbed in the tree. 
29. kokento do the cookingHij houdt van koken.He loves to do the cooking.
30. komento comeWij komen niet vanavond.We won't come tonight. 
31. kopento buyDe vader gaat een TV kopen.The father is going to buy a television. 
32. kunnencanZij kunnen Duits spreken. They can speak german. 
33. lachento laughZij lachen om een grap.They are laughing about a joke. 
34. (toe)latento letDe ouders laten hun dochter naar het feest gaan.The parents let their daughter go to the party.
35. laten ziento showIk laat jou het boek zien.I show you the book.
36. leidento guideDe kapitein leidt zijn team.The captain is guiding his team. 
37. levento liveHij leeft zijn leven.He is living his life. 
38. lezento readDe klas leest een boek.The class is reading a book. 
39. liggento lieDe moeder ligt op de bank.The mother is lying on the couch.
40. lopento walkZe loopt in een park.She is walking in a park. 
41. luisteren (naar)to listen toZe luister naar muziek.She is listening to music. 
42. makento createZe maken een nieuwe auto.They are creating a new car.
43. maken/doenTo makeDe manager doet een serieus aanbod.The manager is making a serious offer. 
44. missen/ontbrekento be missingSara ontbreekt vandaag.Sara is missing today.
45. moetento have toIk moet mijn kamer opruimen.I have to clean my room.
46. moetenshouldJe moet je voorbereid zijn.You should be prepared. 
47. mogento be allowed toHet kind mag TV kijken.The child is allowed to watch television.
48. nemen/pakkento takePak de fles van de tafel.Take the bottle on the table. 
49. nodig hebbento needWij hebben hulp nodig.We need help.
50. om een geschenk te makento make a giftHij maakt een geschenk.He is making a gift. 
51. ontvangento receiveIk heb een brief ontvangen. I have received a letter. 
52. openento openZij openen de winkel. They open the store. 
53. opmerkento noticeIk heb je nieuwe kapsel opgemerkt.I have noticed your new haircut. 
54. (in)pakkento packZij moet haar spullen pakken.She should pack her things. 
55. pratento talkZij praten met hun ouders.They are talking with their parents. 
56. rennento runZij rennen in het park. They are running in the park. 
57. rijdento driveZij rijdt de auto.She drives the car. 
58. schijnento shineDe zon schijnt.The sun is shining. 
59. schreeuwen omto shout forZij schreeuwt om hulp.She is shouting for help. 
60. schreeuwen tegento yell atZij schreeuwen tegen hun kinderen. They are yelling at their children.
61. schrijvento writeZe is een essay aan het schrijven.She is writing an essay. 
62. slapento sleepDe beer slaapt.The bear is sleeping. 
63. spelento playZe spelen in de tuin.They are playing in the garden. 
64. sprekento speakJij spreekt Engels.You speak english. 
65. springento jumpBen je klaar om in het water te springen?Are you ready to jump in the water? 
66. staanto standZe staan op.They are standing up. 
67. studerento studyZe studeren economieThey are studying economics. 
68. sturento sendZe stuurde een ansichtkaart.She sent a postcard. 
69. tillento carryDe vader tilt de tassen.The father is carrying the bags. 
70. toebehorento belong toDe hond behoort toe aan de buurman. The dog belongs to the neighbour. 
71. toenemento increaseDe winst neemt toeThe profit increases. 
72. trekkento pullZij trekt haar kind.She is pulling her child. 
73. uitleggento explainDe leraar legt wiskunde uit.The teacher is explaining maths. 
74. vallento fallHij viel uit de boom.He fell out of the tree. 
75. vangento catchDe politie is een man aan het vangen.The police is catching a man.
76. vergetento forgetIk vergat mijn broek.I forgot my pants.
77. verslaanto beatZe verslaat hem in het rennen.She beats him at running.
78. vertellento tellIk wil jou een verhaal vertellen.I want to tell you a story.
79. verwijzento referDe auteur verwijst naar zijn moeder in zijn boek.The author is referring to his mother in his book.
80. verzamelento collectHij verzamelt postzegels.He is collecting stamps.
81. vindento findZe vond een armbandje op straat.She found a bracelet on the street.
82. vliegento flyVogels vliegen in de lucht.Birds fly in the sky.
83. voerento feedZe voert de dieren.She is feeding the animals.
84. vragento askHij vraagt iets.He is asking something.
85. wachten opto wait forWe wachten op de bus.We are waiting for the bus.
86. wassento washIk was de auto.I wash the car.
87. wensento wishIk wens voor vrede.I wish for peace. 
88. werkento workIk werk als leraar.I work as a teacher.
89. willento wantIk wil ijs.I want icecream.
90. winnento winZe is de wedstrijd aan het winnen.She is winning the game. 
91. wonento liveZij wonen in Spanje.They live in Spain.
92. wordento becomeIk word later een leraar.I will become a teacher. 
93. zeggento sayHij zegt dat je mooi bent.He says that you are beautiful.
94. zettento putHij zet de thee op tafel.He puts the tea on the table.
95. ziento seeIk zie jou.I see you.
96. zingento singHet koor is aan het zingen.The choir is singing.
97. zittento sitDe leerlingen zitten op hun stoelen.The students are sitting on their chairs. 
98. zoekento look forWij zoeken onze zus.We are looking for our sister.
99. zwemmento swimWij zwemmen in het meer.We are swimming in the lake.
100. zwijgento keep silentDe leerlingen zwegen tijdens de uitleg.The students kept silent during the explanation. 

 

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