Dutch Pronouns

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Dutch Pronouns

Learning the Dutch Pronouns 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 Pronouns is in the structure of the grammar in Dutch.

Dutch pronouns include personal pronouns (refer to the persons speaking, the persons spoken to, or the persons or things spoken about), indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns (connect parts of sentences) and reciprocal or reflexive pronouns (in which the object of a verb is being acted on by verb's subject).

Grammar Tips:

In English personal pronouns are (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they), and (me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them), In Dutch, the personal pronouns are:

ik (I), jij (you), hij (he), zij (she), 

wij (we), jullie (you plural.), zij (they)

Examples: ik leer (I learn), jij leert (you learn), hij leert (he learns), zij leert (she learns), U leert (you learn [polite]), wij leren (we learn), jullie leren (you learn [plural]), zij leren (they learn),

 

Indirect Object Pronouns:

Indirect object pronouns are words that replace the indirect object, which is usually a person.

Mij/me (me), jou/je (you), hem (him), haar (her), u (formal), ons (us), jullie (you), hen (them):

Examples: Geef me het boek (give me the book). Ik hou van jou. (I love you). [verb “houden van”]

 

Possessive Pronouns:

Mijn (mine), jouw (yours), zijn / haar (his, hers), ons (ours), jullie (yours), hun (theirs).


Here are some examples:

English PronounsDutch Pronouns
PronounsVoornaamwoorden
Iik
youjij/je/u (formal)
hehij
shezij/ze
wewij/we
theyzij
memij/me
youjou/uw (formal)
himhem
herhaar
usons
themhen
mymijn
yourjouw/uw (formal)
hiszijn
herhaar
ouronze
theirhun
minevan mij
yoursvan jou/van u (formal)
hisvan hem
hersvan haar
oursvan ons
theirsvan hun

Notice the structure of the Pronouns in Dutch.

List of Pronouns in Dutch

Below is a list of the Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns in Dutch placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Dutch vocabulary.

English PronounsDutch Pronouns
I speakik spreek
you speakjij/je spreekt
he speakshij spreekt
she speakszij/ze spreekt
we speakwij/we spreken
they speakzij/ze spreken
give megeef me
give yougeef je/geven u (formal)
give himgeef hem
give hergeef haar
give usgeef ons
give themgeef hen/geef ze
my bookmijn boek
your bookjouw boek/uw boek (formal)
his bookzijn boek
her bookhaar boek
our bookons boek
their bookhun boek

Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns have a very important role in Dutch. Once you're done with the Nederlands Pronouns, 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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