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Common Phrases is the third (assuming left to right) skill in the Dutch language tree. In these six lessons, the learner of Dutch learns basic phrases such as "sorry" and "hello."

Tips and Note[]

Greetings throughout the day[]

As in English, Dutch has many different ways of greeting others. Hallo is always allowed, but if you want to be more formal, then you will need to know the time of day it is:

Time of the Day Dutch Greeting
Morning Goedemorgen
Afternoon Goede(mid)dag
Evening Goedenavond
Night Goedenacht

Lessons[]

Lesson 1[]

  • hallo = hello
  • bedankt = thanks
  • doei = bye
  • dag = goodbye
  • tot ziens = see you later

Lesson 2[]

  • hoi = hi
  • goedemorgen = good morning
  • goededag = good day
  • goedenavond = good evening
  • goedenacht = good night
  • welterusten = good night

Lesson 3[]

  • ja = yes
  • dank je wel = thank you very much
  • alsjeblieft = please

Lesson 4[]

  • sorry = sorry
  • het spijt me = I am sorry
  • oké = okay
  • pardon = excuse me

Lesson 5[]

  • hoe gaat het = how are you
  • goed = good, fine, well
  • dank je = thank you

Lesson 6[]

  • (een) beetje = (a) bit of
  • Engels = English
  • Nederlands = Dutch

References[]

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Common-Phrases-1