Verbs: Present is the eleventh (assuming left to right) skill in the Dutch language tree. In these six lessons, a significantly long list of verbs is introduced to the student of Dutch. It also provides good practice with verb conjugation.

Grammar NotesEdit

As a refresher, here's the verb conjugation for regular verbs in Dutch:

Pronoun Ending Example: houden (stem: houd-)
ik (stem) ik houd
jij, u (stem)+t jij houdt
hij, zij, het (stem)+t zij houdt
wij (stem)+en wij houden
jullie (stem)+en jullie houden
zij (stem)+en zij houden

Regular verbs also have to keep the longness of their vowels and may have to change the hardness of their final consonants. As an example, the conjugation for spelen uses speel- as a stem for the first three forms and spel- for the other three as an example. In the case of verbs ending in -ven, they will have stems that end in -f for the first three and -v for the other three (an example is geven).


Lesson 1Edit

  • lopen = to walk
  • schrijven = to write

Lesson 2Edit

  • zwemmen = to swim
  • koken = to cook

Lesson 3Edit

  • slapen = to sleep
  • komen = to come

Lesson 4Edit

  • spelen = to play
  • willen = to want to

Lesson 5Edit

  • horen = to hear
  • zien = to see

Lesson 6Edit

  • kennen = to know (someone)
  • maken = to do
  • geven = to give
  • gaan = to go


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