The table shows you a list of 100 common used verbs in Dutch and their English translations.
|to answer||Zij antwoordt haar vriend.||She answers her boyfriend.|
|2. bang maken||to terrify||De broer maakt zijn zus bang.||The brother is terrifying his sister.|
|3. beginnen||to start||Ik begin om 10 uur met werken.||I will start my work at 10am.|
|4. berekenen||to calculate||Zij 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. bijten||to bite||Een hond heeft me gebeten.||A dog has bitten me.|
|7. blijven||to stay||Ik blijf in Frankrijk.||I stay in France.|
|8. bouwen||to build||De familie is een huis aan het bouwen.||The family is building a house.|
|9. brengen||to bring||Ze brengt salade naar de barbecue.||She brings salad to the barbecue.|
|10. denken||to think||Zij denken aan eten.||They think of food.|
|11. dichtdoen||to close||Doe de deur dicht!||Close the door!|
|12. douchen||to take a shower||De vader is aan het douchen.||The father is taking a shower.|
|13. draaien||to turn||Een wiel draait.||A wheel is turning.|
|14. eten||to eat||Ik ga pizza eten vanavond.||I am going to eat pizza tonight.|
|15. foto's maken||to take photos||Hij maakt foto's.||He is taking photos.|
|16. gaat||to go||Hij gaat naar huis.||He is going home.|
|17. geloven||to believe in||De familie gelooft in God.||The family believes in God.|
|18. geven||to give||De dochter geeft haar moeder het cadeau.||The daughter is giving her mother the present.|
|19. halen||to get||De moeder haalt brood bij de supermarkt.||The mother gets bread at the grocery store.|
|20. hangen||to hang||Het schilderij hangt aan de muur.||The painting is hanging on the wall.|
|21. hebben||to have||Zij hebben drie auto's.||They have three cars.|
|22. helpen||to help||De leraar helpt de studenten.||The teachter is helping the students.|
|23. heten||to be called||De kat heet Bounty.||The cat is called Bounty.|
|24. (vast)houden||to hold||De zoon houdt de tassen vast.||The son is holding the bags.|
|25. houden van||to like||Ik houd van eten.||I like food.|
|26. kennen||to know||De familie kent de burgemeester.||The family knows the mayor.|
|27. kijken naar||to look at||We kijken naar de bergen.||We are looking at the mountains.|
|28. klimmen||to climb||De kat is in de boom geklommen.||The cat is climbed in the tree.|
|29. koken||to do the cooking||Hij houdt van koken.||He loves to do the cooking.|
|30. komen||to come||Wij komen niet vanavond.||We won't come tonight.|
|31. kopen||to buy||De vader gaat een TV kopen.||The father is going to buy a television.|
|32. kunnen||can||Zij kunnen Duits spreken.||They can speak german.|
|33. lachen||to laugh||Zij lachen om een grap.||They are laughing about a joke.|
|34. (toe)laten||to let||De ouders laten hun dochter naar het feest gaan.||The parents let their daughter go to the party.|
|35. laten zien||to show||Ik laat jou het boek zien.||I show you the book.|
|36. leiden||to guide||De kapitein leidt zijn team.||The captain is guiding his team.|
|37. leven||to live||Hij leeft zijn leven.||He is living his life.|
|38. lezen||to read||De klas leest een boek.||The class is reading a book.|
|39. liggen||to lie||De moeder ligt op de bank.||The mother is lying on the couch.|
|40. lopen||to walk||Ze loopt in een park.||She is walking in a park.|
|41. luisteren (naar)||to listen to||Ze luister naar muziek.||She is listening to music.|
|42. maken||to create||Ze maken een nieuwe auto.||They are creating a new car.|
|43. maken/doen||To make||De manager doet een serieus aanbod.||The manager is making a serious offer.|
|44. missen/ontbreken||to be missing||Sara ontbreekt vandaag.||Sara is missing today.|
|45. moeten||to have to||Ik moet mijn kamer opruimen.||I have to clean my room.|
|46. moeten||should||Je moet je voorbereid zijn.||You should be prepared.|
|47. mogen||to be allowed to||Het kind mag TV kijken.||The child is allowed to watch television.|
|48. nemen/pakken||to take||Pak de fles van de tafel.||Take the bottle on the table.|
|49. nodig hebben||to need||Wij hebben hulp nodig.||We need help.|
|50. om een geschenk te maken||to make a gift||Hij maakt een geschenk.||He is making a gift.|
|51. ontvangen||to receive||Ik heb een brief ontvangen.||I have received a letter.|
|52. openen||to open||Zij openen de winkel.||They open the store.|
|53. opmerken||to notice||Ik heb je nieuwe kapsel opgemerkt.||I have noticed your new haircut.|
|54. (in)pakken||to pack||Zij moet haar spullen pakken.||She should pack her things.|
|55. praten||to talk||Zij praten met hun ouders.||They are talking with their parents.|
|56. rennen||to run||Zij rennen in het park.||They are running in the park.|
|57. rijden||to drive||Zij rijdt de auto.||She drives the car.|
|58. schijnen||to shine||De zon schijnt.||The sun is shining.|
|59. schreeuwen om||to shout for||Zij schreeuwt om hulp.||She is shouting for help.|
|60. schreeuwen tegen||to yell at||Zij schreeuwen tegen hun kinderen.||They are yelling at their children.|
|61. schrijven||to write||Ze is een essay aan het schrijven.||She is writing an essay.|
|62. slapen||to sleep||De beer slaapt.||The bear is sleeping.|
|63. spelen||to play||Ze spelen in de tuin.||They are playing in the garden.|
|64. spreken||to speak||Jij spreekt Engels.||You speak english.|
|65. springen||to jump||Ben je klaar om in het water te springen?||Are you ready to jump in the water?|
|66. staan||to stand||Ze staan op.||They are standing up.|
|67. studeren||to study||Ze studeren economie||They are studying economics.|
|68. sturen||to send||Ze stuurde een ansichtkaart.||She sent a postcard.|
|69. tillen||to carry||De vader tilt de tassen.||The father is carrying the bags.|
|70. toebehoren||to belong to||De hond behoort toe aan de buurman.||The dog belongs to the neighbour.|
|71. toenemen||to increase||De winst neemt toe||The profit increases.|
|72. trekken||to pull||Zij trekt haar kind.||She is pulling her child.|
|73. uitleggen||to explain||De leraar legt wiskunde uit.||The teacher is explaining maths.|
|74. vallen||to fall||Hij viel uit de boom.||He fell out of the tree.|
|75. vangen||to catch||De politie is een man aan het vangen.||The police is catching a man.|
|76. vergeten||to forget||Ik vergat mijn broek.||I forgot my pants.|
|77. verslaan||to beat||Ze verslaat hem in het rennen.||She beats him at running.|
|78. vertellen||to tell||Ik wil jou een verhaal vertellen.||I want to tell you a story.|
|79. verwijzen||to refer||De auteur verwijst naar zijn moeder in zijn boek.||The author is referring to his mother in his book.|
|80. verzamelen||to collect||Hij verzamelt postzegels.||He is collecting stamps.|
|81. vinden||to find||Ze vond een armbandje op straat.||She found a bracelet on the street.|
|82. vliegen||to fly||Vogels vliegen in de lucht.||Birds fly in the sky.|
|83. voeren||to feed||Ze voert de dieren.||She is feeding the animals.|
|84. vragen||to ask||Hij vraagt iets.||He is asking something.|
|85. wachten op||to wait for||We wachten op de bus.||We are waiting for the bus.|
|86. wassen||to wash||Ik was de auto.||I wash the car.|
|87. wensen||to wish||Ik wens voor vrede.||I wish for peace.|
|88. werken||to work||Ik werk als leraar.||I work as a teacher.|
|89. willen||to want||Ik wil ijs.||I want icecream.|
|90. winnen||to win||Ze is de wedstrijd aan het winnen.||She is winning the game.|
|91. wonen||to live||Zij wonen in Spanje.||They live in Spain.|
|92. worden||to become||Ik word later een leraar.||I will become a teacher.|
|93. zeggen||to say||Hij zegt dat je mooi bent.||He says that you are beautiful.|
|94. zetten||to put||Hij zet de thee op tafel.||He puts the tea on the table.|
|95. zien||to see||Ik zie jou.||I see you.|
|96. zingen||to sing||Het koor is aan het zingen.||The choir is singing.|
|97. zitten||to sit||De leerlingen zitten op hun stoelen.||The students are sitting on their chairs.|
|98. zoeken||to look for||Wij zoeken onze zus.||We are looking for our sister.|
|99. zwemmen||to swim||Wij zwemmen in het meer.||We are swimming in the lake.|
|100. zwijgen||to keep silent||De leerlingen zwegen tijdens de uitleg.||The students kept silent during the explanation.|
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I have taught at a Business School and ten companies. In the last two years I've mainly been giving private lessons and I've developed a variety of online self-study DUTCH courses. My schedule is flexible and I adapt myself to the needs and interests of my students so that they reach their objectives in the shortest possible time.
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How do the classes work? A class lasts 45 minutes. I'll send you the materials we are going to use in class beforehand so you can print them. After the class I'll send you audios of the notes we made, vocabulary etc. My speciality is communication, from beginner level to advanced. So, you will speak some Dutch in the first class already! Why wait any longer? Let's get started! :-)
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My name is Anco Peeters,. I am born in The Netherlands and a native speaker of the Dutch language..
I started my career as a schoolteacher and as a gymnastic instructor.
Later I started working in the ICT sector. Now I am a freelance instructor and consultant who teaches mainly networking and telephony.
I am also an NLP Practitioner
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Hi Mia, thank you for this feedback. We will continue in this way until you are ready for your exam!
I want to help people to improve the level of their chosen language.
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I do believe practice is the key aspect of learning and maintaining a language. So if you are looking for somebody to help you with your conversational skills (speaking and listening), I might be your person!
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I am from a small country in Europe called the Netherlands
I am a TEFL certified English teacher with experience in teaching both children and adults.
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I'm offering informal Dutch and English lessons based on conversation and will conduct my lessons for as much as possible in the target language.
I use text, weblinks to tv shows to get us talking and am a fan of the TPRS method.
There's a lot of information on that method online. Basically it's getting to know the structure Dutch and English through simple conversation. (questions about 1 or several sentences on any topic)
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Your needs and progress as a student are central.
Please indicate before the first lesson what you would like to work on so that I can prepare myself for the lesson. A number of options are:
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