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Personal Pronouns Sample Sentences

the personal pronouns - an older version - reflexive pronouns examples

I ik click to hear
I have a cold ik ben verkouden click to hear
I have spoken ik heb gezegd click to hear 2
I don't know what I should do ik weet niet wat ik moet doen click to hear
I [am] was born in Holland ik ben in Nederland geboren click to hear
my mijn click to hear / m'n click to hear
my name is Daniel mijn naam is Daniël click to hear
my family is from the South mijn familie komt uit het zuiden click to hear
[my heaven] good heavens! mijn hemel! click to hear
my bike was stolen mijn fiets is gestolen click to hear
my son really liked it m'n zoon vond 't erg leuk click to hear
I had a long talk with my boss ik heb een lang gesprek met m'n baas gehad click to hear
me mij click to hear / me click to hear
I'm going to attack - follow me ik val aan - volg mij click to hear (Rear Admiral Karel Doorman, Battle of the Java Sea, 1942)
'I think ...' volgens mij click to hear [according to me]
I know nothing about it er is mij niets van bekend click to hear [nothing is known to me about it]
they're singing a song for me zij zingen een lied voor mij click to hear
don't worry about me maak je geen zorgen over mij click to hear
I don't care 't maakt me niet uit click to hear [it doesn't matter to me]
it's a [riddle] mystery to me het is me 'n raadsel click to hear
It irritates (annoys) me to no end. 't Irriteert me mateloos. click to hear 2 3
nobody told me anything niemand heeft me iets verteld click to hear
you (singular, informal) je click to hear
you are right je hebt gelijk click to hear
you won't regret it je zult er geen spijt van krijgen click to hear
were you tired? was je moe? click to hear
... that's going to bother, hurt you ... daar krijg je last van click to hear 2 3
there is a visitor for you
there are visitors for you
er is bezoek voor je click to hear
I'm telling you the truth ik vertel je de waarheid click to hear 2
who helped you? (was at your side) wie heeft je geholpen? click to hear
you (singular, informal) jij click to hear nominative, as subject only
it's your turn jij bent click to hear ['you are']
is it you? ben jij 't? click to hear
Do you like opera? - I don't. Houd jij van opera? - Ik niet. click to hear
Do you know where the key is? - Do you happen to know? Weet je waar de sleutel is? click to hear
Do you know where the key is? - Are you the one who knows? Weet jij waar de sleutel is? click to hear 2
your (singular, informal) je click to hear / jouw click to hear
your dog is your best friend je hond is je beste vriend click to hear
your parents (slang) je ouwelui click to hear 2 ['your old folks']
did you finish your coffee? heb je je koffie op? click to hear
are you going with your own car? ga je met je eigen auto? click to hear
how is your mother? hoe is 't met je moeder? click to hear
where is your book? waar is je boek? click to hear 2
where are your good manners? waar is je fatsoen? click to hear 2
it's your turn 't is jouw beurt click to hear
you (singular, informal) jou click to hear - dative and accusative only
there's always room for you er is voor jou altijd plaats click to hear
if I were you I wouldn't go
if I were you ...
als ik jou was zou ik niet gaan click to hear
als ik jou was ... click to hear 2 *
he loves you hij houdt van jou click to hear
Do not ask what Holland can do for you, but ask yourself what you can do for Holland Vraag niet wat Nederland voor jou kan doen, maar vraag je af wat jij voor Nederland kunt doen click to hear 2 3
(after president Kennedy naar president Kennedy click to hear 2)
he hij click to hear / (-ie click to hear)
[he is kin of me] he is a relative hij is familie van me click to hear 2
he has the flu hij heeft griep click to hear 2
he looks tired hij ziet er moe uit click to hear
he's in a bad mood hij is in een slecht humeur click to hear
he does what he wants, as he likes anyway hij doet toch wat-ie wil click to hear 2
man suffers most from the suffering he fears de mens lijdt 't meest van 't lijden dat-ie vreest click to hear
[it's so predictable what he does]
his behavior is so predictable
het is zo voorspelbaar wat-ie doet click to hear
his zijn click to hear / z'n click to hear
his second wife was a Belgian woman(?) zijn tweede vrouw was een Belgische click to hear
'bad people' Jan Rap en z'n maat click to hear [John 'Wastewood' and his comrade]
him hem click to hear / 'm click to
  hear
have you congratulated him? heb je hem gefeliciteerd? click to hear
I gave him a quarter ik gaf hem een kwartje click to hear
I gave him a quarter ik gaf 'm een kwartje click to hear
they knew him well ze kenden 'm goed click to hear
she zij click to hear / ze click to hear
she's singing a song zij zingt een lied click to hear
she is a singer zij is een zangeres click to hear
she sings beautifully zij zingt mooi click to hear
she plays the saxophone zij speelt saxofoon click to hear
she walked towards the house ze liep naar het huis toe click to hear
she is a Frenchwoman ze is een Française click to hear
her haar click to hear
it's her house het is haar huis click to hear
he's giving her yellow roses hij geeft haar gele rozen click to hear
have you seen her? heb je haar gezien? click to hear
the house is hers het huis is van haar click to hear
Both English 'her' and Dutch 'haar' can be the possessive, dative or
accusative form of the third person single female - but Dutch

(het) haar click to hear is also 'hair' - haar haar click to hear 2 'her hair' - to avoid
that ugliness some people use the dialect forms
'd'r haar' click to hear 2 3
or 'heur haar' click to hear 2 3
it het click to hear / 't click to hear
it's cold outside 't is koud buiten click to hear
it is burning het brandt click to hear
it's still early het is nog vroeg click to hear
it's too late het is te laat click to hear
it's usually overcast in Holland 't is meestal bewolkt in Nederland click to hear
Dutch doesn't use 'het' as often as English does 'it' - we say 'hij' / -ie (he)
- or occasionally
'zij' (she) - for 'de-words,' and 'het' only as 'it' for 'het-words.'
the day - it was long de dag - hij was lang click to hear
the car - it is broken, doesn't go de auto - hij is stuk click to hear
the ship - it has sunk 't schip - het is gezonken click to hear
the food - it was cold 't eten - 't was koud click to hear
the food - it was enjoyable 't eten - 't was lekker click to hear
April does [what] as it likes april doet wat-ie wil click to hear 2
its zijn click to hear / z'n click to hear / (haar click to hear)
Dutch has no possessive for 'it' (het) - in most cases 'zijn' or "z'n" ('his') is used, occasionally 'haar' ('her')
March is waggging its tail maart roert z'n staart click to hear (bad weather at the end of March)
each day has enough [suffering] trouble of its own elke dag heeft genoeg aan z'n eigen leed click to hear
the [little] bird is sitting on its [little] nest 't vogeltje zit op z'n nestje click to hear
the [little] bird and its young 't vogeltje en haar jongen click to hear
the ship and its/her crew het schip en haar bemanning click to hear
we wij click to hear / we click to hear
we were poor wij waren arm click to hear
we blamed [it on] the weather wij weten 't aan 't weer click to hear
we'll see we zullen wel zien click to hear
we're leaving we gaan weg click to hear
we'll have dinner in a minute we gaan zo eten click to hear
We are the victims, we pay the price We zijn de dupe click to hear 2 3
We are the ones paying the price, it's us who are the victims Wij zijn de dupe click to hear 2 3
our ons click to hear for 'het'-words, onze click to hear for 'de'-words and all plurals
'our India' ons Indië click to hear (the Dutch Indies, now called Indonesia)
our chilly frog's country ons koude kikkerland click to hear (it's a wretched place but it's home)
'our feathered friends' i.e. birds onze gevederde vrienden click to hear
'our dear Lord's bug' i.e. ladybug onzelieveheersbeestje click to hear
us ons click to
 hear
give us today our daily bread geef ons heden ons dagelijks brood click to hear 2
they [look down on] despise us ze kijken op ons neer click to hear
I don't think he would have listened to us ik denk niet dat hij naar ons had willen luisteren click to hear
[I don't think he would have wanted to listen to us]
you (plural, informal) jullie click to hear
do you [guys] have bicycles? hebben jullie fietsen? click to hear
are you [guys] really having fun? hebben jullie wel plezier? click to hear
did you [guys] enjoy yourselves? hebben jullie 't leuk gehad? click to hear
your (plural, informal) jullie click to hear
where are your bicycles? waar zijn jullie fietsen? click to hear
you (plural, informal) jullie click to hear
who told you (guys) that? wie heeft jullie dat verteld? click to hear 2
they've told you (guys) lies ('untruth') ze hebben jullie onwaarheden verteld click to hear 2
I have given you (guys) many words ik heb jullie veel woorden gegeven click to hear 2
I'm teaching you (guys) Dutch ik leer jullie Nederlands click to hear 2
because Dutch 'leren' means both 'to teach' and 'to learn,' and
Dutch
'jullie' can also be the possessive 'your,' this line could also mean
'I'm learning your Dutch, the Dutch you (guys) speak'
who has picked you (guys) up? wie heeft jullie opgehaald? click to hear 2
they zij click to hear / ze click to hear
they are rich zij zijn rijk click to hear 2
they were rich zij waren rijk click to hear
they spent their days [with] smoking cigars zij sleten hun dagen met sigaren click to hear
they serenaded her zij brachten haar een serenade click to hear
they [have] lied ze hebben gelogen click to hear
they were sleeping ze lagen te slapen click to hear
they're in a protest march ze lopen te demonstreren click to hear
they have three children ze hebben drie kinderen click to hear
their hun click to hear
it is their money het is hun geld click to hear
it is their own money het is hun eigen geld click to hear
have you seen their dog? heb je hun hond gezien? click to hear
is it really their land? is het echt hun land? click to hear
them hun click to hear
have you seen them? heb je hun gezien? click to hear
I'll give it to them ik zal 't hun geven click to hear
he contradicted them hij sprak hun tegen click to hear
he told them what had happened hij vertelde hun wat er gebeurd was click to hear
Dutch grammar says that 'them' in the accusative should be 'hen,' click to hear
but even to me that sounds a bit too much, hypercorrect
- or it could be that the 'short E' is changing into an 'voiceless, unstressed E'
have you seen them? heb je hen gezien? click to hear
she helped them with the translation ze hielp hen met de vertaling click to hear
the train brought them to The Hague de trein bracht hen naar Den Haag click to hear
you (polite) U click to hear
how are you? hoe maakt U 't? click to hear
'After you' (you let someone go first) Na U click to hear 2
what would you recommend? Wat zou U aanraden? click to hear
would you like to speak through an interpreter? wilt U via een tolk spreken? click to hear
would you mind saying that [once more] again? zou U dat nog eens willen zeggen? click to hear
are you bored? verveelt U zich? click to hear
were you bitten by your dog? bent U gebeten door Uw hond? click to hear
I'll put you through, connect you ik zal U doorverbinden click to hear 2
[I cannot understand you very well]
I don't understand what you're saying
ik kan U niet goed verstaan click to hear
who brought you home? wie heeft U thuisgebracht? click to hear 2
this Dutch line could also mean: 'who did you bring (to his or her) home?'
your (polite) Uw click to hear
what's your name? wat is uw naam? click to hear
did your dog bite you? heeft Uw hond U gebeten? click to hear
Love your neighbor as yourself.
(Love thy neighbour as thyself.)
Heb Uw naaste lief als Uzelf. click to hear 2

reflexive pronouns examples

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