Conjunctions 2 is the twenty-sixth skill (assuming read left to right) in the Dutch language tree, with a total of three lessons. This skill teaches sub-ordinating conjunctions and word order changes in subordinate clauses.

Grammar NotesEdit

Subordinate conjunctions are different from co-ordinating conjunctions in that they cannot stand on their own as separate sentences.

In Dutch, there's another difference: the phrase following the subordinating conjunction has the verb or verbs at the end of the sentence instead of its usual position:

  • Ik weet niet, of er oud is.

Another feature of a subordinate clause is that it can go at the front of the sentence. If you do this, the verb in the main clause goes at the front, followed by the subject and then the object or objects:

  • Hij eet de maaltijd, terwijl ik de soep kook. -> Terwijl ik de soep kook, eet hij de maaltijd.


Lesson 1Edit

  • wanneer = when
  • hoewel = although
  • tenzij = unless
  • dat = that

Lesson 2Edit

  • zodat = so that
  • terwijl = while
  • totdat = until
  • of = whether
  • omdat = because

Lesson 3Edit

  • zodra = as soon as
  • doordat = because
  • voordat = before
  • wie = who
  • zowel = both


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