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Dutch Verb Krijgen ('to Get, Receive, Acquire, Be Given') - Smartphones Page

Halen   click to hear 2 can also be translated as 'to get' - to collect, obtain, acquire - usually with some effort, some action required the 'Halen' page
'Krijgen'   click to hear is 'to get' - to receive, to be given - often without any or little effort, like presents, or 'by itself,' it just happens
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Sample Sentences
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'Krijgen'   click to hear 'to get, to receive' is a strong verb:

krijgen
to get
- kreeg
got
- gekregen
got
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overview
krijgen to get
ik krijg I get
wij krijgen we get
ik kreeg I got
wij kregen we got
ik heb gekregen I have gotten
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simple present tense
krijgen to get
ik krijg I get
jij krijgt you get (singular, informal you)
hij krijgt he gets
wij krijgen we get
jullie krijgen you get (plural, informal you)
zij krijgen they get
U krijgt you get (polite you)
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simple past tense
(krijgen) to get
ik kreeg I got
jij kreeg you got
hij kreeg he got
wij kregen we got
jullie kregen y'all got
zij kregen they got
U kreeg you got
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wij kregen click to hear we got, we were given

present perfect tense
ik heb gekregen click to hear I have gotten, I was given
auxiliary verb hebben

Sample Sentences

Heb je veel kadootjes (cadeautjes) gekregen? click to hear Did you get many presents? - Birthday Hij heeft veel prijzen gekregen click to hear He has received, he has been given many awards Ik heb 't van jou gekregen click to hear 2 3 I got it from you, it was given to me by you, you gave it to me Ik heb 't van Piet gekregen click to hear Piet gave it to me

ik kreeg een schop click to hear ['I was given, I received a kick'] - I was kicked ik kreeg een klap click to hear ['I was given, I received a slap (or a blow)'] - I was slapped -or- I exerienced a setback, I was set back ik kreeg een schok click to hear I got an electric shock (The singular past tense of schrikken click to hear 2 3 'to be startled, to be shocked' is the somewhat lookalike schrok click to hear 2)
Ik schrok van de prijs click to hear 2 I was shocked, taken aback by the price

Ik krijg er hoofdpijn van click to hear 2 It gives me a headache ‑>> Ik krijg er last van click to hear 2 3 It will give me trouble, it will cause illness or discomfort (like a food allergy) Daar krijg je last van click to hear 2 3 That's going to bother you, that will give you trouble (a medical or dental problem that needs to be treated)

ik krijg er genoeg van click to hear 2 [I'm getting enough of it] - I'm sick of it ik heb er genoeg van click to hear 2 [I''ve had enough of it] - I'm sick of it (stop it! -or- I'm leaving)

Ik krijg nog geld van je click to hear 2 3 ['I'm still getting money from you'] - You still have to give me money, you owe me money

Ik krijg niet genoeg slaap click to hear I'm not getting enough sleep Krijg je een uitkering? click to hear 2 3 Do you get a (government) allowance?

We krijgen bezoek click to hear 2 We'll be having one or more visitors Note the context:
We krijgen iemand te eten click to hear 2 We're having a dinner (or lunch) guest We kregen brood te eten click to hear 2 We were given bread to eat

Ik krijg wel eens honger op straat, maar ik eet altijd thuis click to hear Sometimes I get hungry in the street, but I always eat at home

Als de zon schijnt terwijl 't regent krijg je soms een regenboog click to hear When the sun is shining while it is raining you sometimes get a rainbow

Hoe lang nog voor we wéér een overstroming krijgen? click to
 hear [How long still till we get another flood?] - How long till the next flood? Hoe krijgen we al dat water weer weg? click to
 hear How can we ever get rid of all that water? Hoe krijgen we al dat water in hemelsnaam weer weg? click to
 hear How can we ever get rid of all that water, in heaven's name?

Als je 't werk snel doet krijg je meer geld click to hear 2 3 When you do the job quickly you'll get more money

Je hebt gelijk gekregen click to hear It turns out you were right ‑>> Je zult er geen spijt van krijgen click to hear 2 You won't be sorry (about it)

(de) knauw click to hear 2 3 4 5 6 serious animal bite
Daar krijg je een knauw van click to hear 2 3 [That bites you] - That causes much damage to you (a setback in attitude, outlook) - 'It takes a big bite out of your self-confidence'

Toen kwam de knecht die twee talenten had gekregen.
"Heer, U heeft mij twee talenten gegeven, en kijk, ik heb er nog twee bij verdiend." click to hear 2 The man who had received two bags of gold also came.
"Master," he said, "you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more"

((Matthew 25:22 ‑>> - BibleGateway translation)
See also note on 'talent'  at geven

In the next examples 'krijgen' is not without effort or payment:

Ik heb gisteren nog kaartjes kunnen krijgen click to hear 2 3 I was still able to get tickets yesterday (tickets for a concert or a perfmorance) Ik heb gisteren in Amsterdam geprobeerd een visum te krijgen click to hear 2 3 Yesterday I've tried to get a visa in Amsterdam Ik ga morgen in Amsterdam proberen een visum te krijgen click to hear 2 3 Tomorrow I'll try to get a visa in Amsterdam

Dutch has the very old-fashioned word (de) krijg click to hear 2 3 4 for 'war,' like German 'Krieg.'  It's still found in some compound words:

(de) krijgsgevangene click to hear 2 prisoner of war
(de) krijgsraad click to hear 2 1. military court of justice
2. council of the top military
(de) krijger click to hear 2 'brave,' Native American warrior
See also: Military

See also:
geven 'to give' and nemen 'to take'

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