Dutch grammar

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  • Adverbs & adjectives
    [bijwoorden en bijvoeglijk naamwoorden]
    An adjective says something about a noun or person: E.g. "the beautiful story" or "She is happy".
    An adverb says something about a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause: "You did that well", "That is really nice."
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    Last post Re: begrond vs. gegrond
    by Langemarck View the latest post
    Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:33 pm
  • Conjunctions
    [voegwoorden]
    You can use a conjunction to link words, phrases, and clauses: "I studied for weeks but I passed my exam." "Can you see anything or is it too dark?" "Tell me when you are ready to go." "He is taller than I." "He made notes while[/] the teacher was talking."
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    Last post Re: het voegwoord ''en''
    by estarling View the latest post
    Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:35 am
  • Modal particles
    [modale partikels]
    The Dutch use words like 'nou', 'toch', 'hoor', 'maar', 'wel', 'eens', or 'even' to modify the tone of a sentence. Their only function is to reflect the mood or attitude of the speaker. In spoken Dutch, there is hardly a phrase that does not contain one of these hard-to-explain words.
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    Last post Re: "wel niet"
    by ngonyama View the latest post
    Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:53 am
  • Nouns & articles
    [zelfstandig naamwoorden en lidwoorden]
    Here you can ask anything about Dutch articles ('de', 'het', 'een'), how to make plural nouns, how to make nouns small (diminutives), compound nouns, and everything else related to nouns and articles.
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    761 Posts
    Last post Re: Kapitein-eigenaar
    by willem269 View the latest post
    Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:55 am
  • Prepositions & postpositions
    [voorzetsels]
    Do we buy our train tickets 'in' or 'op' the station? Do we ask 'voor' or 'om' informatie?
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    Last post Re: Wilt u de text voor me co…
    by BrutallyFrank View the latest post
    Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:30 am
  • Pronouns
    [voornaamwoorden]
    A pronoun replaces a noun or another pronoun. E.g. 'he', 'which', or 'her'. There are different types of pronouns: personal, possessive, indefinite, relative... You can post your questions about Dutch pronouns here.
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    Last post Re: Adverbial pronouns?
    by ngonyama View the latest post
    Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:29 am
  • Spelling & pronunciation
    [spelling en uitspraak]
    How do you pronounce 'gezellig'? What is the difference between 'eu' and 'ui'? How do you write...? You can use the phonetic keyboard if you are familiar with phonetic symbols.
    [Jan. 12, 2008: due to the forum update, the phonetic keyboard has been temporarily disabled.]
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    Last post Spellingbrochure
    by BrutallyFrank View the latest post
    Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:19 pm
  • Verbs
    [werkwoorden]
    Regular verbs, irregular verbs, auxiliary verbs, compound verbs... When do we use which tense? What about those strange constructions the Dutch use to make a continuous? "Staat" my book on the shelf or "ligt" it? Ask all about Dutch verbs here.
    399 Topics
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    Last post Re: Help! This conditional dr…
    by BrutallyFrank View the latest post
    Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:31 pm
  • Vocabulary
    [woordenschat]
    How do you say daddy-long-legs in Dutch? How many ways are there to say "thank you" or "you're welcome"? Post everything about vocabulary here.
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    4410 Posts
    Last post Re: Ik heb een korte vertalin…
    by BrutallyFrank View the latest post
    Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:04 am
  • Word order
    [woordvolgorde]
    According to many, the word order is one of the hardest parts of the Dutch language. If you are also struggling with subordinate clauses, inversion and the like, this is the place to be.
    221 Topics
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    Last post Verb in the first position
    by k.tihanyi View the latest post
    Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:50 pm
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