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Dutch Everyday House Words 3

Floors, Storeys
Various Prepositions
Thuis = Home, at Home
Renting and Buying
Building
(de) begane grond click to hear (1st) first (ground) floor
(de) verdieping click to hear floor, storey - plural: verdiepingen click to hear 2 'floors'
(1e) eerste verdieping click to hear (2nd) second floor
(2e) tweede verdieping click to hear 2 (3rd) third floor
de verdieping eronder click to hear 2 the floor [under it] below

(de) kelder click to hear 2 cellar
(de) zolder click to hear attic
(de) vliering click to hear 2 attic with no walkable floor
[a sign with the words on the left] [elevator buttons]
the: de click to hear 2 / het click to hear 2 3 - 't click to hear ->>
Plurals always take 'de'
a: (een) - 'n click to hear / one: één click to hear 2 3
[the words pictured]
binnen click to hear inside
buiten click to hear outside
boven click to hear upstairs
beneden click to hear downstairs
click to hear

naar boven click to hear omhoog click to hear up
naar beneden click to hear omlaag click to hear down
(de) trap click to hear stairs
(de) lift click to hear elevator
click to hear
[the words pictured]
door de deur click to hear through the door
de kamer in click to hear into the room
de kamer uit click to hear out of the room
click to hear

naar buiten click to hear out
naar binnen click to hear in, into
in de kamer click to hear in the room
click to hear
Dutch 'in' covers both English 'in' and 'into.'
[the words pictured]
voor click to hear in front of
achter click to hear behind
naast click to hear next to
click to hear

(het) huis click to hear house
(de) begane grond click to hear the first (ground) floor
(de) eerste verdieping click to hear the second floor
(de) zolder click to hear attic
(de) kelder click to hear cellar
click to hear
[the words pictured]
op de tafel click to hear on the table
onder de tafel click to hear under the table
aan de tafel click to hear at the table
click to hear
op de stoel click to hear on the chair
onder de stoel click to hear under the chair
aan tafel! click to hear come to the table!
click to hear (food is served)
[the words pictured]
she walked towards the house
he went into the house
he went inside the house
he walked out of the house
ze liep naar het huis toe click to hear
hij ging het huis in click to hear
hij ging het huis binnen click to hear
hij liep het huis uit click to hear
to the house
towards the house
from the house
away from the house
into the house
into the house
out of the house
through the house
naar het huis click to hear
naar het huis toe click to hear
van het huis click to hear - 2
van het huis weg click to hear
het huis in click to hear
het huis binnen click to hear
het huis uit click to hear
door het huis click to hear
[the words pictured]
[the words pictured]

[the words pictured]

among the houses
between the houses
trees about the house
trees around the house
tussen de huizen click to hear
tussen de huizen click to hear
bomen om het huis click to hear
bomen rond het huis click to hear
over the house
on (top of) the house
in the house
inside
under the house
outside the house
outside
boven het huis click to hear
op het huis click to hear
in het huis click to hear
binnen click to hear
onder het huis click to hear
buiten het huis click to hear
buiten click to hear - 2
[the words pictured]
in front of the house
next to the house
behind the house
against the house
voor het huis click to hear
naast het huis click to hear
achter het huis click to hear
tegen het huis click to hear - 2
[the words pictured] [a tree in front of a house]
een boom voor het huis click to hear
a tree in front of the house

This page was in part made from elements of Everyday Dutch pages 9 and 13. See those pages or the new version pages 3 and 4 for more prepositions.

'Huis' can also mean '(towards) home:'
I'm going home - ik ga naar huis click to hear
I want to go home - ik wil naar huis click to hear 2
I went home early - Ik ging vroeg naar huis click to hear 2 3 4

'(At) home' is 'thuis' click to hear (the H is dropped or very soft)

Ik ben thuis click to hear I'm at home
Hij is thuis click to hear He is at home
eindelijk thuis click to hear home at last
alleen thuis click to hear 2 home alone
Ik blijf thuis click to hear 2 3 I'm staying home (I'm not going)
Met m'n verjaardag blijf ik thuis click to hear 2 3 I'm staying home on my birthday
Als 't hard regent blijf ik thuis click to hear 2 If it rains hard I'll stay home - word order
Ben je op tijd thuis? click to hear 2 Will you be home in time /or/ Take care to be home in time
Wanneer kom je thuis? click to hear When, at what time will you be home?
Ik ben over een uur weer thuis click to hear 2 3 4 I'll be back home in an hour
Mooi dat je weer thuis bent click to hear 2 3 4 [Beautiful] Good that you're back home
Hij is net thuis click to hear 2 He came home only a minute ago
Ik krijg wel eens honger op straat, maar ik eet altijd thuis slow Sometimes I get an appetite in the street, but I always eat at home
Ik heb thuis gegeten click to hear I [ate] had dinner and/or lunch at home
Ik heb gisteren thuis gegeten click to hear I [ate] had dinner and/or lunch at home yesterday
De verpleegster gaf hem gisteren thuis een injectie click to hear The nurse gave him a shot at home yesterday
Ik voel me nergens thuis click to hear 2 3 [I feel nowhere at home] I don't feel at home anywhere
Hij woont thuis click to hear 2 "He lives at home" - said of adults living with their parents
Likewise: Bij ons thuis click to hear 2 ['At our home'] - it usually refers to the parents' home when the speaker was a child
Was ik maar bij moeder thuis gebleven click to hear 2 3 4 I wish I had stayed with my mom (at my parents' house - "Mama told me not to come")
Doe alsof je thuis bent click to hear 2 [Do as if you're at home] 'Make yourself at home' (my house is your house)
Oost west, thuis best click to hear 2 (saying) ['East, West - home is best'] 'Home sweet home, there is no place like home'
Zoals 't klokje thuis tikt, tikt het nergens click to hear 2 3 4 5 (saying) ['There is no place where the clock ticks like at home'] 'Home sweet home'
Hij is van alle markten thuis click to hear 2 (saying) ['He's at home in all markets'] - said of a versatile, practical person
Samen uit, samen thuis click to hear ['Leaving together, going home together'] - 'We're in this together'
Wie heeft U thuisgebracht? click to hear 2 Who has brought ('delivered') you home? (It could also mean 'Who did you bring to their home?)
Ik kan 't niet thuisbrengen click to hear 2 3 [I can't bring it home - I cannot relate it to something familiar] ~ I don't know what it is
(Het) tehuis click to hear 2 is a 'home' for people needing extra or special care
(De) thuiszorg click to hear 2 3 is nurses and other caregivers visiting patients and other people needing help at home

huren to rent
ik huur I'm renting
wij huren we're renting
ik huurde I rented
wij huurden we rented
ik heb gehuurd I have rented
click to hear
Ik ben vergeten de huur te betalen click to hear 2 3 I [have forgotten] forgot to pay the rent (de) huisbaas click to hear 2 landlord
(het) huurhuis click to hear rental property, a house that is rented
kopen   click to hear 'to buy' is a strong verb:
kopen
to buy
- kocht
bought
- gekocht
bought
click to hear

kopen to buy
ik koop I'm buying
wij kopen we are buying
ik kocht I bought
wij kochten we bought
ik heb gekocht I have bought
click to hear

[trowel and brick]
troffel en baksteen click to hear
(de) troffel
(het) cement
(de) baksteen
metselen
click to hear - 2

(het) beton click to hear 2
trowel
mortar
brick
to lay bricks


concrete
troffel click to hear 2
cement click to hear
baksteen click to hear

Building a House

een huis bouwen click to hear 2
bouwen
to build
- ik bouw
I build
- wij bouwen
we build
- ik bouwde
I built
- wij bouwden
we built
- ik heb gebouwd
I have built
click to hear 2
bouwen click to hear to build
verbouwen click to hear 2 to remodel
herbouwen click to hear 2 to rebuild
bouwers click to hear 2 builders
gebouwen click to hear buildings >>
[a building]
architect click to hear 2 architect
aannemer click to hear 2 contractor,
construction manager
bouwvakkers click to hear 2 construction workers
timmerman click to hear 2 carpenter
metselaar click to hear 2 bricklayer
loodgieter click to hear 2 plumber
electricien (Fr.) click to hear 2 electrician
schilder click to hear 2 painter
behanger click to hear 2 (wall)paper hanger
tegelzetter click to hear 2 tiler, tiles layer
stucadoor click to hear 2 plasterer
klusjesman click to hear 2 handyman
tuinman click to hear 2 gardener
sloper click to hear 2 wrecker
stratenmaker click to hear 2 street paver
[A collection of tools]
gereedschap click to hear tools >>
Job descriptions are de-words, except diminutives of course.
The Dutch word for artist-painter is 'kunstschilder' click to hear
'De Bouwvak' click to hear - the two- or three-week building stop in Summer for the workers' vacation
(Het) vorstverlet click to hear the Winter building stop during freezing weather
[wood, lumber, timber]
(het) hout click to hear - (het) timmerhout click to hear
[bricks]
bakstenen click to hear - singular: (de) baksteen click to hear
[concrete, mortar mixer]
betonmolen click to hear 2
[rocks]
keien click to hear 2 - singular: (de) kei click to hear 2
also: stenen click to hear singular: (de) steen click to hear 2
(de) schets click to hear 2 / (het) schetsje click to hear 'sketch'
(de) tekening click to hear 2 'drawing'
(het) ontwerp click to hear 2 'design'
(de) blauwdruk click to hear 'blueprint'
dakpannen click to hear 2 3 'roof tiles'
heien click to hear 2 'to drive piles into the ground' (for a house foundation on soft soil)
(de) stopverf click to hear 2 'putty'
(de) spaanplaat click to hear particle board

Ik ga morgen in Ede een huis verven click to hear
Ik ga overmorgen een schuur bouwen in Barneveld click to hear
Gisteren heb ik een muurtje gemetseld in Renkum click to hear 2 3
Vandaag moet ik een boom omzagen in Heelsum click to hear 2 3
See also: Word Order:
Tomorrow I'm going to paint a house in Ede
The day after tomorrow I'm going to build a (large) shed in Barneveld
Yesterday I put up a brick wall in Renkum
Today I have to cut down a tree in Heelsum

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