Imperative is the fifty-second (assuming left to right) skill in the Dutch language tree. This skill has three lessons. In this skill, the student of Dutch is shown how to form the imperative tense. This tense is used for commands, like "Stop!"

Grammar NotesEdit

There are three kinds of imperative in Dutch. The most common is to use the first person singular (the ik form) i.e. wees, lees, blijf. Another common one is when you are saying don't do something: in that case, use the infinitive (Niet roken). The last is more rare, but it shouldn't be left out: the u (formal) imperative. Use the formal second person (u)  i.e. weest, blijft, ruimt op.


Lesson 1Edit

  • wees = be
  • kom = come
  • lees = read
  • ruim op = clean up
  • blijf = stay
  • wacht = wait

Lesson 2Edit

  • laten we gaan = let's go
  • laat = let
  • zing = sing
  • dans = dance
  • zwijg = shut up

Lesson 3Edit

  • niet = don't
  • doen = to do
  • roken = to smoke
  • rennen = to run


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