What's New on My Site?
The pages are now 'secure' (https)
Over the last months I've been adding paragraphs explaining words
with many examples of usage, like:
'way' and 'away' - and
terug - back
- to try
risico and veiligheid
- risk and safety
ergens and nergens
- somewhere and nowhere/nothing
laten schrikken and schrikken
- to startle and to be shocked, to be frightened
- to be silent, not speak
- to happen, take place
- care and worries
dichtbij/nabij and ver, ver weg -
near, close by and far, far away
open and dicht - open and closed
eigen - 'own, personal' sometimes 'private'
- 'home, at home'
New Page 'Disambiguation Remainders'
- enig - 'single, unique' // 'any'
- enkel - 'only, single' // 'ankle'
- eenvoudig - 'simple, uncomplicated'
- tot - 'till, until'
tegen, met and mee
- 'against' and 'with'
- behalve - 'except, but for'
- namens, in naam van - 'on behalf of'
- midden, middel - 'mid, middle'
Elsewhere on the
- (de) kans - 'chance, opportunity'
- (het) toeval - 'chance, coincidence, random event'
On the 'What I Want' page:
- (de) last - 'burden' // 'trouble, bother'
- lastig - 'difficult, troublesome'
- moeilijk/(ge)makkelijk - 'difficult/easy'
- wennen aan - 'getting used to'
misschien - maybe, perhaps
licht, donker and zwaar - 'light,' 'dark' and
The Verb Vragen
- 'to Ask'
The Verb Mogen - 'May, to be allowed to'
The Verbs Lijden 'to Suffer' and Leiden
'to Lead' ‑>>
New verb pages (Conjugation and Samples of Usage)
krijgen ('to get, to be given')
geven ('to give')
nemen ('to take')
('to search, loook for')
('to get, collect')
Dutch Verb Denken
Combined and 'Te'
Dutch Verb Laten 'to let, allow' (etc.)
Dutch Verb Maken 'to Make'
[With] In Other Words
- Square Brackets - Square brackets explained and words in
Dutch that may look meaningless and unnecessary to foreign students
Good and Bad, Right and Wrong
'Goed' = good, well and right
'Slecht, erg' = bad
'Verkeerd, fout, mis' = wrong
Verb moeten ('must, should, have to' etc.)
'What I Want'
- Loves, Likes and Preferences in Dutch
Dutch Words in (Some) Depth:
Dutch Index -
- links to examples of usage and usually some explanation
More and Less etc.
- 'veel' (much/many) and 'weinig' (little/few)
- 'meer' (more) and 'minder' (less/fewer)
- 'meest' (most) and 'minst' (least)
I revisited the Word Order to revise and pull the material together
for a smartphone page
I've been upgrading the
Disambiguation pages: a new look, new material
and technical issues dealt with
Added two chapters to the
The Senses page
and one chapter to the
Using Words page
Revised the layout and added much material to the
The Senses page
to say, to speak, to talk, to tell and to write
Komen - 'to Come'
'To Know' is Kennen or Weten
New Disambiguation Pages:
New Smartphone Pages
The 'Smartphone Pages' often use material from other pages, but
most are re-written and re-arranged and there are many pages not
found in 'regular' versions.
For desktop/laptop viewing I recommend narrowing the window of these
pages, and on tablets I'd recommend the 'portrait' position.
Revisited spelling and pronunciation for
- new pages with the complete conjugation of verbs and sample
phrases and sentences >>
Revisiting the Dutch verbs for Smartphone Pages - revising and
rewriting the material, so the new pages are also good for students using
desktops, laptops and tablets:
- List of Pages (so Far)
Smartphone Pictures Dictionary of Common Dutch
Smartphone version of the pronunciation exercise of words that are
identical in Dutch and English
Mobile Pictures Dictionary:
Lunch, Treats and Snacks
I added a paragraph about 'consonant I' to the
>> - before, this was only mentioned
under AAI, OEI etc.
A Few Words of Life
For Mobile: Basic Dutch words on a series of
July 2015: Disambiguation:
Added a chapter about the verb for the future tense to the 'Easy
Dutch Verbs' page
June 2015: Disambiguation:
May 2015: All 'Basic Dutch' nouns are now on flash cards
10 new pages
March 2015: Adjectives and Adverbs Exercise
Flash Cards (~40 pages)
Started change to a new sound processing system
December 2014: Disambiguation:
Words and Lines of Time
- a Dutch thesaurus page with many examples of usage
April 2014: The Senses - Words and Lines
Jobs and Lines of Work
- words and phrases
January 2014: Common Problems in Dutch
and Other Common Word Combinations
- Hear the names of the Dutch team members at the Sochi Winter Olympics
The Most Important Pronunciation, Spelling and Grammar - on
3 Dutch Santa Claus Songs
- The Dutch Lines in the Movie
'Miracle of 34th Street'
Talking about Travel
Sleep - words and phrases
The Most Basic Phrases
Useful words and phrases for when you're visiting Holland.
Many people in Holland speak some English, but it's a nice
courtesy to say a few Dutch words.
Speaking about Dutch - many people in Holland are surprised or
incredulous when a foreigner is speaking Dutch. So what do you say?
A new page in the 'Conversation Templates' series:
Eating and Drinking,
Food Phrases - about 175 lines
Easy Dutch 3: Recognizable verbs and
activities, with many simple sentences as examples. When you know
English, the 'Easy Dutch' pages
make learning Dutch easier, may give you a head start.
Dutch 2 - added 50 recognizable words for animals -
recognizable: somewhat similar to English words.
A major revision of the page where you can hear all
Vowels and Diphthongs
side-by-side in Dutch words.
More than 300 new sound files of individual words,
mouse-overs showing translations, and a new
I revised the introduction to my
page and added a chapter with suggestions for if you only want to
read Dutch - or if you want to start with
To many pages a few words or pictures were added,
like to the Outdoors page
- and a major expansion was made to
the Dutch Lunch and Snacks page.
- probably not for immediate use,
but fun to read through
and listen to, and maybe someday
you'll impress your Dutch
friends with an appropriate quote ...
about 120 weather phrases and 20 weather sayings
- a new series
Recognizable words to quickly build vocabulary and learn
Easy Dutch 2
Recognizable words by subject
Dutch names and words from
Some browsers scroll my pages to the top when you click a speaker
icon to hear Dutch. Not convenient! I want you to be able to read
the words you're hearing. So I put the speaker window in a fixed
position at the top of the browser window, and the pages should
stay in place.
3 New words lists pages:
The Middle Ages -
A new page: shopping -
and additions to many of my pages,
like for instance
milk and cheese -
- and I keep discovering new
The new 'Welcome'
page, and new 'overview' pages
(words and phrases)
will make it easier
to find what you need on my pages.
Special Days and a poem with a beautiful rhythm:
The Dutch Plurals Explained. Hear more than 300 examples
Linked most of my little essays and made an essays menu page
My website is now also available on a USB memory stick ($30)
Dutch Lesson 15: A Dutch Continuous, Word Order (4),
Beauty and Cleanliness, Fahrenheit to Celsius,
'Thoughts on Things Dutch:' The Dutch Mind!
A New Pronunciation Exercise >>
Not easy, but it will quickly teach you the
differences between English and Dutch pronunciation
Small additions, like:
- nutritional values
Small additions to many pages, like for instance:
Personal Pronouns: 150 Sample Sentences
Dutch Lesson 14: The Future Tense,
Word Order (3):
Secondary Verbs, Questions, Commands and Suggestions
Added 65 Names of 17th Century Tulips, with comments
Prepositions, Conjuctions etc. list English to Dutch:
Upgraded 'Everyday Dutch' Pages
Four more basic food picture pages:
Everyday (Basic) Dutch - long pages
Dutch Lesson 13: The Passive Voice, Word Order (2);
Government, Elections and Parties in Holland
Hans Brinker, A Dutchman's Comments on the book
Early Flemish and Dutch Painters
The Beauty of Holland, the Beauty of Dutch (Alliterations)
Hebrew Words in Dutch (completely revised)
De brave baker at brood met worst op de brink
The obedient nanny ate bread with sausage on the village square
Dutch Lesson 12: The Past Tense; Strong Verbs; My Home Town
Dutch Lesson 11: Adjectives and Adverbs; Education in Holland
Pronunciation Reference Page - completely revised
with a list of all the pronunciation examples translated
Conversations Template: Examples of Phrases
Place Names in Holland and Belgium, Dutch Names Abroad
Malay Words in Dutch
Dutch Names of Foreign Lands
Dutch Music Vocabulary
Dutch Lesson 10: Exceptions and Irregularities
Dutch Lesson 9: The Present Tense
600 Dutch First and Last Names
Started Dutch lessons: Lesson 1
The Hear Dutch Here website is a resource for hearing Dutch names and
words, and I hope to provide a pleasant and somewhat entertaining way
to learn some Dutch and get aquainted with the Dutch land, history and
way of living.
My Favorite Pages
Lesson 6 (Time) >>
Lesson 12 (Strong Verbs)
False Friends >>
Beautiful Pages You May Have Missed
The Beauty of Holland, the Beauty of Dutch (Alliterations)
The Family Tree
A Useful Page That Was Hidden
A Dutch to English list
Hear 2000 Words
Hear Longer Texts, with Translation
From Famous Dutch Books
From my own writing
Prayers and Fragments from the Bible
A Dual-language short story
Picture © Margo Griffin 2011 all rights reserved
Other Dutch Sites
Just see (and hear) for yourself if you like the presentation and the
quality of the material.
a useful site with subtitled Dutch videos - recommended
I would avoid learning-Dutch sites created by people who are not
native speakers of Dutch. People who are not native speakers can only
copy (steal, plagiarize) from books
or other sites, they cannot
provide anything original themselves, and have no sense of what is
good and correct Dutch.
and typos will not be recognized but
just copied along, and a logic that's of course absent from languages
may be assumed. Though our English may not be perfect, only native
speakers know what is good Dutch.
It is said that www.dutchgrammar.com is a
Copying or plagiarizing the content of my website is of course not allowed.
The material on my website is for personal use only. Classroom use in
public schools is allowed. All commercial use is forbidden,
including class use at for-profit schools. (Pay me a fee.)
You may make as many links to my webpages as you like, but
linking to individual sound files or pictures (hotlinking)
is not allowed. It is a kind of stealing.
I am not wealthy. It wouldn't be fair if someone else would make
money from my work.
Only Jonathan Janson
websites) and Ed Wall
(old tulips website) have
my permission to use material that's relevant to their sites.