[The Face of Dutch]
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colors, materials
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meals
[a handful of Brussels sprouts]
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The Dutch Family and Relatives

Dutch Family Tree - Dutch Birthday
Everyday Dutch - Useful Words and Phrases for Travelers
Dutch Phrases for School Projects

man
vrouw
huwelijk
getrouwd
hear
(man; husband)
(woman; wife)
(marriage)
(married)

ouders
vader
moeder
pappa
mamma
hear
(parents)
(father)
(mother)
(dad)
(mom)

grootouders
grootvader
grootmoeder
opa
oma
voorouders
hear
(grandparents)
(grandfather)
(grandmother)
("grandpa")
("grandma")
(ancestors)
kind,
kinderen
zoon
dochter
hear
(child,)
(children)
(son)
(daughter)

kleinkinderen
kleinzoon
kleindochter
hear
(grandchildren)
(grandson)
(granddaughter)

oom
tante
neef
nicht
oomzegger
hear
(uncle)
(aunt)
(cousin (male); nephew)
(cousin (female); niece)
(niece or nephew)
Dutch uses the words 'neef' (male) and 'nicht' (female) for both cousins, nephews and nieces; if necessary, a distinction can be made with 'oomzegger' ('uncle-sayer') - but nobody says 'tantezegger' ('aunt-sayer.') "Don't call me uncle!"
schoonouders
schoonvader
schoonmoeder
hear
(parents-in-law)
(father-in-law)
(mother-in-law)

schoonzoon
schoondochter
schoonzusje
zwager
hear
(son-in-law)
(daughter-in-law)
(sister-in-law)
(brother-in-law)
achterkleinkind
achter-achterkleinkind
overgrootvader
bet-overgrootmoeder
hear
(great-grandchild)
(great-great-grandchild)
(great-grandfather)
(great-great-grandmother)
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de / het / 't hear (the - the definite article)
(de) vader
(de) moeder
(de) zoon
(de) dochter
(de) broer
(het) zusje
hear
(father)
(mother)
(son)
(daughter)
(brother)
(sister)

(het) gezin
(de) familie
(het) familielid
hear
(the basic family)
(relatives, extended family)
(relation)
(de) man
(de) vrouw
(de) jongen
(het) meisje
(het) kind
(de) baby (Engl.)
hear
(man)
(woman)
(boy)
(girl)
(child)
(baby)

(de) mensen
(de) vriend
iemand
(de) persoon
(de) groep
zelf
hear
(people)
(friend)
(someone)
(person)
(group)
(self)

For School Projects

"Dit is het verhaal van mijn familie" - hear - This is the story of my (extended) family.
"De geschiedenis van mijn familie" - hear - My (extended) family's history.
"Mijn voorouders komen uit Nederland" - hear - 2 - My ancestors came from Holland.
(Dutch uses the present tense here, 'come from Holland.')


A beautiful website for searching Dutch last (and first) names is 'Het Meertens Instituut': English version - Dutch version, which has maps showing the distribution of names over the country, both for the 1947 census and for the 2007 national population registry.
Research your Dutch family history and find present relations in The Netherlands Phone Directory. It's all in Dutch. Click 'uitgebreid zoeken' below bold 'Zoek' ('search') for a countrywide search, choose the default ('Of heel Nederland'.)

Unusual Spelling in Family Names - Maps of Holland with names spoken
Dutch Birthday

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media
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necessities
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clothing
[clothespins]
laundry, cleaning
[a house]
the house
[a mirror]
beauty
[a 50s radio]
days of old

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