Dutch Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Dutch Prepositions which is also called Nederlands, check our courses about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your Dutch grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Dutch. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Dutch Prepositions

Learning the Dutch Prepositions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Dutch language. But first we need to know what the role of Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Dutch.

Dutch prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsDutch Prepositions
PrepositionsVoorzetsels
inside the housein het huis
outside the carbuiten de auto
with memet mij
without himzonder hem
under the tableonder de tafel
after tomorrowna morgen
before sunsetvoor zonsondergang
but I'm busymaar ik heb het druk

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Dutch.

List of Prepositions in Dutch

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Dutch placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Dutch vocabulary.

English PrepositionsDutch Prepositions
aboutover
aboveboven
acrossover
afterna
againsttegen
amongonder
aroundrond
asals
atop
beforevoor
behindachter
belowonder
beneathonder
besidenaast
betweentussen
beyondbuiten/achter
butmaar
bydoor/ (depends on context)
despiteondanks
downnaar beneden
duringgedurende/tijdens
exceptbehalve
forvoor
fromuit/van
inin
insidebinnen
intoin
nearnabij
nextvolgende
ofvan
onop
oppositetegenover
outuit
outsidebuiten
overover
perper
plusplus
roundrond
sincesinds
thandan
throughvia/door
tilltot/totdat
toaan
towardin de richting van
underonder
unlikeanders
untiltot/totdat
upomhoog
viavia
withmet
withinbinnen
withoutzonder
two wordstwee woorden
according tovolgens
because ofvanwege
close todicht bij
due todankzij/door
except formet uitzondering van
far fromverre van
inside ofbinnenin/in
instead ofin plaats van
near toin de buurt van
next tonaast
outside ofbuiten
prior tovoorafgaande aan
three wordsdrie woorden
as far astot aan
as well asevenals
in addition toin aanvulling op
in front ofvoor
in spite ofondanks
on behalf ofnamens
on top ofbovenop
demonstrativesaanwijzende voornaamwoorden
thisdit/deze
thatdat/die
thesedeze
thosedie

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Dutch. Once you're done with the Nederlands Prepositions, you might want to check the rest of our Dutch lessons here: Learn Dutch. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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