Common Dutch Words That You Need To Know Before Traveling To the Netherlands

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The Dutch are the most proficient English speakers who are not native speakers. As a result, studying Dutch is more difficult in the Netherlands.

People will switch to English if they discover you don’t speak Dutch properly. Some people consider studying Dutch to be ‘useless,’ ‘not worth the effort,’ and ‘very time consuming.’ side learning Dutch is a challenging project on which you would feel proud after completion.

On the positive side, studying Dutch is a challenging endeavor that you will be proud of once completed. We feel you should at the least learn a few words to impress Dutch girls on your first date.

Top 12 Common Dutch Words you Must Learn

To make it easy for you we divided Dutch Words into different categories

Greet In Dutch Style

  1. Goedemorgen (“KHOO duh MORE khen”): Good Morning in English, is a good way to start your day.
  2. Goedenmiddag (“KHOO duh midakh”): Good Afternoon in English, the ideal word to greet your coworkers at the lunch table.
  3. Goedenavond (“KHOO dun AH fohnt”): Good Evening in English, commonly used in grocery stores or restaurants.
  4. Hallo (“HAH low”): Hello in English, which is a Universal word.
  5. Hoi (“hoy”): Hi in English, which you can use for casual conversations.

Goodbyes in Dutch Style

  1. Doei or doeg (“dooey” or “dookh”): Informal way to say “Bye.”
  2. Dag (“dakh”): Bye in English.
  3. Tot ziens (“toht zeens”): A formal way to say “See you later.”

Be a Gentlemen

  1. Dank u wel (“dahnk oo vel”): Formal
  2. Bedankt (“buh DAHNKT”): Thanks
  3. Alstublieft (“ALST oo bleeft”): Please in a formal way.
  4. Alsjeblieft (“ALS yuh bleeft”): Please in an informal way.

Stay tuned, for more interesting Dutch Words.


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