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Dutch Verb Kijken ('to look') - Smartphones Page

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Kijken click to hear 'to look' is a strong verb:
kijken
to look
- keek
looked
- gekeken
looked
click to hear

kijken to look
ik kijk I am looking
wij kijken we are lookingy
ik keek I looked
wij keken we looked
ik heb gekeken I have looked
click to hear

Sample Sentences

Kijk eens in de spiegel! click to hear 2
Look in the mirror!
En wat zie je dan? click to hear 2 3
And what do you see?

Ze keken naar de wolken click to hear
They were looking at the clouds

Ik kijk wat rond click to hear 2 3
I'm just looking around, "just browsing" (in a store)

Als je goed kijkt ... click to hear 2
When you look [well] sharp ...

Kijk er eens goed naar click to hear 2 3
Look at it [well] sharply, inspect it closely

Waar je ook kijkt, overal water click to hear
Wherever you look, water everywhere

Ik kijk uit naar de Kerstdagen click to hear
I'm looking forward to the Christmas Holiday
Ik kijk uit naar de feestdagen click to hear
I'm looking forward to the holidays

Iets om naar uit te kijken click to hear 2
Something to look forward to

Ze kijken op ons neer click to hear
They look down on us
uit de hoogte click to hear 2 3 4 5
[from a height] - arrogantly, feeling superior
(de) minachting click to hear 2 3 contempt

Hij was te klein om over de schutting te kijken click to hear 2
He was too small to look over the fence (he was not tall enough to look over ...)

Kijk vooruit, niet achteruit click to hear
Look forward, not backward

Kijk even achterom voordat je afslaat click to hear 2
Look backward for a moment before you make a turn (traffic)

klok kijken click to hear 2
[looking at the clock] telling time >>

TV kijken click to hear 2
watching television

Kijk uit! click to hear 2
Look out! Watch out! (be careful)

Kijk om je heen! click to hear 2
Look around you!

Sayings, Standard Phrases

Hij keek z'n ogen uit click to hear 2 3
He really enjoyed seeing something unexpected

Ik sta nergens meer van te kijken click to hear 2 'Nothing surprises me anymore'

De kat uit de boom kijken click to hear 2
['looking the cat out of the tree'] - like a dog not climbing a tree after a cat, 'waiting to see how things develop, taking no action'

Ik stond erbij en ik keek ernaar click to hear 2 3
'I was standing nearby and looking [at it] on'

'To Look like' - commenting on an appearance, noting a similarity or giving an impression is said in various ways in Dutch. See and hear the Zien page.

Related Words

(het) oog click to hear eye
ogen click to hear eyes
[binoculars]
(de) verrekijker click to hear ['far-looker']

The noun 'look' is (de) blik click to hear - a look by a person, a glance, a gaze
- but (het) blik click to hear is 'tin, can, tin can'
- usually in the diminutive (het) blikje click to hear 2

[a few cans of food]
blikjes click to
  hear
[can openers]
blikopeners click to hear

een blikje cola click to hear
a can of coke
een blikje bonen click to hear 2 3
a (small) can of beans
(de) blikvergiftiging click to hear 2 3
['tin can poisoning'] - when you leave food in an opened can metals dissolve into the food

(het) ogenblik click to hear 2
['blink of an eye'] moment
(het) ogenblikje click to hear 2
a short moment

"een ogenblikje" click to hear
"just a moment"
"een ogenblikje alstublieft" click to hear
"just a moment please"

also: (het) moment click to hear moment
"momentje" click to hear 2 "just a moment"
"een momentje alstublieft" click to hear
"just a moment please"

blik op oneindig click to hear 2 3
['eye focus set to infinity'] ~the thousand-mile stare

Een blik in de toekomst click to hear 2
A look into the future, a view of the future

Als blikken konden doden ... click to hear 2
If looks could kill ...

Zonder blikken of blozen click to hear 2
['without batting an eyelid or any blushing'] - shamelessly doing something questionable

Zien
to see
- Horen
to hear
- Kijken
to look

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