Grammar

More Dutch Personal Pronouns

Dutch Personal Pronouns

Personal Pronouns usually refer to living beings. The shape depends on the person and number (the first, second or third person, and singular or plural), of the function in the sentence (as the pronoun is the subject of the sentence, the shape is different than when it has a different function ), or the shape is emphasized or not (the ... Read More »

Possessive Pronouns

Possessive Pronouns in Dutch

Possessive pronouns are words like mijn, jouw, etc. They indicate that there is a certain relationship between a person, animal or person and a noun. The person is, for example an owner or creator who says: my bike = mijn fiets, her drawing = haar tekening. Even family relationships can be expressed by the possessive pronoun: his father = zijn ... Read More »

Articles,”de” vs “het”

dutch articles

W hat are Dutch articles? In some languages, you can say: I walk with dog. In the Dutch language however, this is not OK. You must use a definite article i.e. I walk with the dog. In Dutch, there are three articles: de, het (the) and een (a/an). Articles are never alone; they always stand in front of * nouns. ... Read More »

Dutch pronouns & verbs

dutch personal pronouns

2 Elementary parts of a correct grammatical sentence are a verb including the subject. For example: Ik eet =  ‘I eat’, Jij gaat  = ‘You go’, Hans leest =  ‘Hans reads’, Wij schrijven =  ‘We write. This is why this 1st grammatical post is more like an introduction to the past tense subjects of the verbs and the personal pronoun. I'll ... Read More »