• Dutch course for beginners A1
  • 1 Dutch alphabet and pronunciation
  • 2 Counting in Dutch (indefinite and ordinal numbers) [0/3]
  • 3 Dutch greetings (hello in Dutch) [0/3]
  • 4 Basic words and phrases in Dutch [0/4]
  • 5 Introducing yourself in Dutch [0/4]
  • 6 What time is it? - telling the time in Dutch [0/4]
  • 7 Days of the week, months and seasons in Dutch [0/5]
  • 8 Colours in Dutch [0/3]
  • 9 Animal names in Dutch [0/5]
  • 10 Family in Dutch [0/3]
  • 11 Food and Drinks in Dutch [0/5]
  • 12 How to order food in Dutch? [0/4]
  • 13 The weather in Dutch [0/4]
  • 14 Countries, Cities and Nationalities in Dutch [0/3]
  • 15 Body parts in Dutch [0/3]
  • 16 Clothes and shoes in Dutch [0/4]
  • 17 Travel and vacation in Dutch [0/3]
  • 18 Dutch proverbs and sayings [0/3]
  • 19 I love you in Dutch (Emotions and feelings) [0/4]
  • 20 Happy birthday in Dutch (birthday wishes) [0/3]
  • 21 Asking for directions in Dutch [0/4]
  • 22 Needs and opinions in Dutch [0/4]
  • 23 Hobbies in Dutch [0/4]
  • 24 House, room, furniture vocabulary in Dutch [0/4]
  • 25 How to describe a person in Dutch [0/4]
  • 26 Business Dutch [0/4]
  • Needs and opinions in Dutch

    When you are learning Dutch as a beginner it is helpful to know how to express when you want someone to talk more slowly or if they could repeat what they said. This chapter will help you study expressing needs and opinions in Dutch. 

    How to express needs in Dutch

    The table below will help when having a conversation with a Dutch speaker. 

    Dutch English
    Kunt u duidelijker praten? Could you talk more clearly?
    Kunt u langzamer praten? Could you talk more slowly?
    Ik ben een beginner in ... I am a beginner at...
    Kunt u dat herhalen? Could you repeat that?
    Kunt u dat nog een keer uitleggen? Could you explain that again?
    Wat betekent dat? What does that mean?
    Wat betekent ...? What does ... mean?
    Wat is het? What is it?
    Wat is het woord voor ...? What is the word for...?
    Sorry! Excuseer mij! Sorry! Excuse me!

    Opinion phrases in Dutch

    The phrases below can be useful when you are asked to give an opinion about something. 

    Dutch English
    Als je het mij vraagt ... If you ask me...
    Wat denk jij van ...? What do you think of...?
    In tegenstelling tot In contrast
    Ik ben het er mee eens. I agree
    Dat is gewoon hoe ik het zie.  That is just how I see it
    Ik kan niet zoveel vertellen over ... I am not able to talk that much about...
    Ik ben het er niet mee eens.  I do not agree
    Naar mijn mening.  To my mind
    Of of  Either or...

    Train your skills by doing the exercises below!


    Translate the sentences that express needs in Dutch

    Translate opinion phrases to Dutch

    Fill in the Dutch needs

    Fill in the Dutch opinion phrases

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