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Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns is the sixty-fifth (assuming left to right) skill in the Dutch language tree with a total of five lessons. In these lessons, the learner of Dutch learns about reflexive verbs. An English example is "He washes himself." They are more common in Dutch than in English.

Grammar Notes[]

This is the table of the reflexive pronouns for reference:

English Dutch unstressed Dutch stressed (rare)
myself me mezelf
yourself (informal) je jezelf
yourself (formal) zich uzelf
himself/herself/itself zich zichzelf
ourselves ons onszelf
yourselves je jezelf
themselves zich zichzelf


Lesson 1[]

  • zich wassen = to wash oneself
  • zich bewegen = to move
  • zich herinneren = to remember

Lesson 2[]

  • elkaar = each other
  • zich gedragen = to behave
  • zich haasten = to rush
  • zich voelen = to feel

Lesson 3[]

  • zich aankleden = to dress oneself
  • zich bevinden = to find oneself / is located
  • zich scheren = to shave
  • zich voorstellen = to imagine, to introduce (uses aan for distinguishing)
  • zich realiseren = to realize

Lesson 4[]

  • zich veroorloven = to afford
  • zich omkleden = to change one's clothes
  • zich vervelen = to be bored
  • zich verbazen = to be surprised
  • zich afvragen = to wonder
  • zich verheugen = to look forward to

Lesson 5[]

  • zich vergissen = to be mistaken
  • zich schamen = to be ashamed
  • zich ergeren = to be annoyed


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