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One Page: The most important pronunciation, spelling and grammar on one page - for when you're in a hurry, looking for a quick refresher or quick reference. The page has many links to longer treatments.
The Lessons often have newer versions of the material in my older grammar pages - lessons overview.
Verbs Combined and 'Te' - Combining Verbs - past participles or infinitives? - and the use of 'te'
Find the basic forms of the most common verbs on:
'Basic' Dutch Verbs
- 41 Common Verbs - full conjugation and sample sentences
The complete conjugation of 59 common verbs (with a few examples of the regular verb conjugation) can be found on the 'Verbs Library' page.
The smartphone verbs library is a new, greatly expanded version with many examples of usage
Splitting Verbs: Which verbs split up and when, and where does the split-off go?
The Personal Pronouns page has a section on the reflexive pronouns and verbs.
Verbs as Nouns and Adjectives and the irregular verbs mogen and kunnen ('to be allowed - may' and 'to be able to - can') are only on the Verbs page, not yet in the Lessons.
The Easy Dutch Verbs page is another introduction to Dutch verbs and it has a collection of recognizable verbs: verbs that mean and look and/or sound similar to English verbs.
The Smartphone Verbs Pages are the latest version.
|subject||working verb||(object)||(complement)||other verbs|
The Word Order Page shows the right place for the various elements in Dutch lines. Some of it is in newer form in the lessons:
|Adjectives (Lesson 11)|
|Adjectives and Adverbs, Word Order||
|Simple Sentences, Simple Questions (Lesson 13)|
||The Indirect Object||
||Combining Object and Complement||
|Secondary Verbs, More Questions, Commands (Lesson 14)|
|Verbs at The End of The Sentence||
||Commands, Orders and Suggestions|
|Sentences Starting with Time, Place or A Condition (Lesson 15)|
|Verb Before Subject||
||Word Order in The Subordinate Clause||
||Place of Complement and Object||
||Compound Verbs Changes|
The new 'phrases' pages have hundreds
of useful Dutch lines - and you can also study them with an eye
towards word order.
The Most Basic Phrases - Weather - Food and Drink - Travel - Sleep - Various
- Jobs and Lines of Work - The Senses - Using Words
Time Thesaurus - Change - Life - Speaking Dutch, Speaking about Dutch - Sayings and Idiom
The Smartphone Word Order Page are the latest version, and it pulls all the material together
vowels (Lesson 1) -
diphthongs (Lesson 2) -
consonants (Lesson 8)
And Exceptions and Irregularities are in Lesson 10 - and an older version.
Vowels and Diphthongs Compared
The spelling of long and short vowels is explained in Lesson 3 - and again with many more examples in the Adjectives section of Lesson 11, and the Plurals page - an older version.
Flash Cards Pronunciation and Listening Exercises
'False Friends' Pronunciation Exercise
An old Spelling and Pronunciation Exercise
An old Phrases Listening Exercise
Other Overview Pages: Names - Words - Pronunciation - Picture Pages - Listening - Basic Dutch - Lessons - Essays - Exercises
It is said that Bieneke Berendsen's
is a good website.
Pieter van Leest's spelling.nl focuses on spelling, with games and exercises. It's entirely in Dutch, meant for Dutch elementary school students, but could be useful to advanced foreign students
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Don't be a dief (thief) / dievegge (female thief) - diefstal (theft) - stelen (to steal) - heler (dealer in stolen goods) - hear Dutch - 2