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Completely irregular verbs
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In Dutch, we have six completely irregular verbs plus five verbs that look like they are completely irregular (while in fact, they are strong verbs).

The verbs above are grouped by their present tense conjugations. On the following pages, we will have a look at each of them.

Five somewhat irregular strong verbs

Strictly speaking, the five gaan, slaan, staan, zien, and doen are only strong verbs, not completely irregular verbs. However, because their infinitives do not end in the usual -en, their present tense conjugations look somewhat different (albeit regular, just like any other strong verb).

zijn to be hebben to have
zullen will kunnen can
gaan to go slaan to hit
staan to stand zien to see
doen to do komen to come
mogen to may, be allowed - -

We will start with the two most important verbs: zijn and hebben.


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Last updated on July 06, 2008 ::