Hobbies in Dutch
Talking about hobbies is this chapter's subject. There are some typical Dutch hobbies the Dutch like to do in their 'vrije tijd' (leisure time), such as 'schaatsen' (ice skating) in Winter. You will learn to ask questions about different hobbies and the Dutch word for some hobbies.
What are your hobbies in Dutch?
When talking about hobbies in Dutch the verb 'leuk vinden om' (to like/enjoy to) or 'houden van' (to love to) are applied. The hobbies are usually used as an infinitive verb in the sentence, take a look at the table below.
|Vind je het leuk om naar de bioscoop te gaan?||Do you like to go to the cinema?|
|Ik houd van muziek.||I am into music.|
|Vind je tekenen leuk?||Do you like drawing?|
|Ik houd van reizen.||I love to travel.|
|Ik houd van TV programma's kijken.||I love to watch series.|
|Ik vind het leuk om te voetballen.||I like to play football.|
|Ik houd van piano spelen.||I love to play the piano.|
|Nee, ik vind lezen leuker.||No, I like reading more.|
|Nee, ik heb de voorkeur voor ...||No, I prefer...|
|Wat is je grootste passie?||What is your greatest passion?|
When using the verb 'leuk vinden om', 'te + infinitive' follows.
- Ik vind het leuk om te voetballen. (I enjoy playing soccer.)
- Zij vinden het leuk om te tekenen. (They like to draw.)
Vocabulary list of hobbies in Dutch
|de bal||the ball|
|het boek||the book|
|de fiets||the bicycle|
|de televisie (de TV)||the TV|
|naar de sportschool gaan||to go to the gym|
|voetballen (voetbal spelen)||to play football|
|hockeyen||to play hockey|
|schaatsen||to ice skate|
|tennissen||to play tennis|
|de viool||the violin|
|de gitaar||the guitar|
|het concert||the concert|
|turnen||to do gymnastics|
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