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The definite article ('the') in Dutch is either 'de' (for 'male' and 'female' words, and for all plurals) or 'het' (for singular, 'neutral' words.) 'Het' is sometimes shortened to "'t." Dimunitives (ending in '-je') are always 'neutral,' but otherwise you'll just have to memorize which are the 'de'- and 'het'-words.
The indefinite article ('a') in Dutch is "een," in writing sometimes shortenened to "'n." For emphasis 'één' (one) is used.

de
het
't
hear
the
the
the

de man
de vrouw
het kind
't mannetje
hear
the man
the woman
the child
'the little man'

een, 'n
hear -
take 2
a, an
één
hear
one
[trowel and brick]
troffel en baksteen click to hear

(de) troffel
(het) cement
(de) baksteen
metselen
hear - 2
trowel
mortar
brick
to lay bricks
[old picture, me as a little boy, laying the ceremonial 
first brick of a building]
ik metselde click to hear
(het) gereedschap -hear- tools
(de) gereedschapskist -hear- tool box
(de) schaar
(het) schaartje
(de) scharen
hear
(one pair of) scissors
small scissors
(more than one pair of) scissors
timmeren
schroeven
schaven
boren
hear - 2
(to carpent)
to screw
to plane
to drill
schuren
lakken
verven
hear
to sand
to paint (transparent)
to paint (in a color)
(de) timmerman
(de) schilder
(de) metselaar
(de) klusjesman
hear
carpenter
painter
bricklayer
handyman
(de) rolmaat
(de) duimstok
(de) meetlat
hear
tape measure
folding ruler
measuring rod
(de) schuifmaat
(de) lineaal
(de) driehoek
hear
Vernier caliper
ruler
triangle
(de) winkelhaak
(de) waterpas
(het) schietlood
hear - 2
carpenter's square
level
plumb line
(de) werkhandschoenen
(de) veiligheidsbril
(het) stofmasker
hear
work gloves
eye protection, safety glasses
dust mask
(de) helm
(de) veiligheidsbril
(het) stofmasker
hear - 2
helmet, hard hat
eye protection, safety glasses
dust mask
(de) gehoorbeschermers
(de) koptelefoon
hear
hearing protection
headphones
(de) zaag
(de) figuurzaag
(de) ijzerzaag
hear
saw
keyhole saw
metal saw
(de) verstekbak
(de) verstekzaag
(de) hoek
hear - 2
miter box
miter saw
angle
(het) figuurzaagje
(de) toffelzaag
(de) schrobzaag
hear
keyhole saw
small back saw
hole saw
(de) zwei
(de) hartzoeker
(de) unster
(de) drevel
hear - 2 - 3
variable angle tool
center square
pocket scale
nail puncher
(de) hamer
(de) nijptang
(de) spijker
hear - 2
hammer
pincer (for pulling nails)
nail
(de) rubber hamer
(de) moker
(de) bijl
hear - 2
rubber hammer
sledgehammer
axe
(de) schroevedraaier
(de) schroef
(de) kruiskop
hear
screwdriver
screw
Philips head
(het) stompje
(de) haakse schroevedraaier
(de) electrische schroevedraaier
hear
stubby screwdriver
square-angle screwdriver
(electric) power screwdriver
(de) schaaf
(de) rasp
(de) vijl
hear
plane
rasp
file
(het) schuurpapier
(de) slijpsteen
hear - 2
sandpaper
whetstone
(het) schuurpapier
(de) schuurmachine
hear - 2
sandpaper
power sander
(de) kwast
(de) verf
(de) lak
hear
paintbrush
paint (in a color)
paint (transparent)
(de) handboor
(het) boortje
(de) priem
(het) fretboortje
hear
(manual) drill
drill bit
awl
gimlet
(de) boormachine
(de) boorstandaard
(de) schuurmachine
hear - 2
power drill
drill stand (press?)
power sander
(de) soevereinboor
(de) cirkelboor
(het) fretboortje
hear - 2
countersink
hole borer
gimlet
(de) lijmklem
(de) houtlijm
(de) bankschroef
(het) aanbeeld
hear
glue clamp
wood glue
vise
anvil
(de) lijmknecht
(de) verstekklem
(de) meubelmakersklem
hear - 2
wood glueing tool
joint clamp
old-style wooden glue clamp
(de) beitel
(de) koudbeitel
(de) soldeerbout
hear - 2
chisel
(metalwork) chisel
soldering iron
(de) passer
(de) nietmachine
(de) staalborstel
hear
compass (drawing circles)
stapler
wire brush
(de) steeksleutel
(de) ringsleutel
(de) pijpsleutel
hear
open-end wrench
box-end wrench
~ socket wrench
(de) Engelse sleutel,
(de) bahco
(de) dopsleutel
hear
adjustable wrench
adjustable wrench
socket wrench
(de) inbussleutel
(de) bougiesleutel
hear
hex key
spark plug wrench
(de) combinatietang
(de) waterpomptang
(de) kniptang
(de) striptang
hear - 2
multifunction pliers
~ pipe wrench
wire cutter
wire stripper
(het) mes
(de) schaar
(de) blikschaar
hear - 2
knife
scissors
tin snips, heavy-duty scissors
(het) zakmes
(het) Stanleymes
(de) guts
hear - 2
pocket knife
Stanley knife
gouge
(de) schroef
(de) spijker
(het) krammetje
hear - 2 - 3
screw
(carpentry) nail
staple-like nail
(de) bout
(de) moer
(het) ringetje
(de) vleugelmoer
hear
bolt
nut
washer
wing nut
(de) krullen
(de) houtkrullen
(het) zaagsel
(de) lijm
(de) houtlijm
hear
curls
wood shavings
sawdust
glue
wood glue
(het) potlood
(de) puntenslijper
(het) gummetje
hear
pencil
pencil sharpener
eraser
(het) vulpotlood
(de) vulpen
(de) balpen
hear
mechanical pencil
fountain pen
ballpoint pen
(de) viltstift
(de) penseel
hear
felt-tip pen
small paintbrush
(het) potlood
(de) werktekening
hear - 2
pencil
construction diagram

Dutch has three words for devices: machine, apparaat, and toestel: (de) machine (French CH)
(het) apparaat
(het) toestel
hear
boormachine
typemachine
nietmachine
hear - 2
(electric) drill
typewriter
stapler
scheerapparaat
gehoorapparaat
koffiezetapparaat
hear
(electric) shaver
hearing aid
coffee maker
telefoontoestel
radiotoestel
fototoestel
hear
telephone (set)
radio (box)
(picture) camera

Goed gereedschap is het halve werk -hear - 2 - Good tools [are half the work] make the job much easier. halve the labor

(de) lijn click to hear 'line'
(de) cirkel click to hear 'circle'
rond click to hear 2 'round'
(de?/het) ovaal click to hear 'oval'
de) ellips click to hear 2 'ellipse'
[(het)] vierkant click to hear 'square' *
(de) rechthoek click to hear 'rectangle'
rechthoekig click to hear 2 'rectangular'
langwerpig click to hear 'oblong'
evenwijdig click to hear 'parallel'
loodrecht click to hear = haaks click to hear 'perpendicular' (90°)
negentig graden (90°) click to hear '90 degrees'
vijfenveertig graden (45°) click to hear 2 '45 degrees'
scherpe hoek click to hear 2 3 'sharp angle' (<90°)
stompe hoek click to hear 2 3 'blunt angle' (>90°)

Notes

The E in 'Vulpen' click to hear 2 is not 'voiceless,' like E's in this position usually are, but 'short,' because it is a compound word (vul-pen).
'Vliegmachine' (airplane) is a bit old-fashioned. The common word is 'vliegtuig' click to hear
'Bougie' click to hear (spark plug) is from the French ('candle,') and its G and OU are not pronounced in the common Dutch way. In the early days of the automobile French was still the world language.
The E in lineaal click to hear is not pronounced as the to be expected Dutch long E, but as Dutch IE, English EE. This is an unusual pronunciation.
Dutch Words for Professional Builders

John Conville, Richard Wynne and John Anton helped with English words.

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