Dutch Vocabulary

If you're trying to learn Dutch Vocabulary which is also called Nederlands, check our courses about vocabulary and expressions... 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 Vocabulary

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

Dutch vocabulary is the set of words you should be familiar with. A vocabulary usually grows and evolves with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Here are some examples:

English VocabularyDutch Vocabulary
Vocabulary
colorskleuren
blackzwart
blueblauw
brownbruin
graygrijs
greengroen
orangeoranje
purplepaars
redrood
whitewit
yellowgeel

List of Vocabulary in Dutch

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

English VocabularyDutch Vocabulary
sizesmaten
biggroot
deepdiep
longlang
narrowsmal
shortkort
smallklein
tallhoog/lang
thickdik
thindun
widebreed
tastessmaken
bitterbitter
freshfris
saltyzout
sourzuur
spicygekruid
sweetzoet
qualitieseigenschappen
badslecht
cleanschoon
darkdonker
difficultmoeilijk
dirtyvuil
drydroog
easygemakkelijk
emptyleeg
expensiveduur
fastsnel
foreignbuitenlands
fullvolledig
goodgoed
hardhard/moeilijk
heavyzwaar
inexpensivegoedkoop
lightlicht
locallokaal/plaatselijk
newnieuw
noisylawaaierig
oldoud
powerfulkrachtig
quietrustig/stil
correctcorrect
slowtraag/langzaam
softzacht
veryzeer/erg
weakzwak
wetnat
wrongverkeerd
youngjong
foodvoedsel
almondsamandelen
breadbrood
breakfastontbijt
butterboter
candysnoep
cheesekaas
chickenkip
cuminkomijn
dessertdessert/toetje
dinnerdiner/avondeten
fishvis
fruitfruit
ice creamijs
lamblam
lemoncitroen
lunchlunch/middageten
mealmaaltijd
meatvlees
ovenoven
pepperpeper
plantsplanten
porkvarkensvlees
saladsalade
saltzout
sandwichboterham
sausageworst
soupsoep
sugarsuiker
supperavondmaal
turkeykalkoen
appleappel
bananabanaan
orangessinaasappels
peachesperziken
peanutpinda
pearsperen
pineappleananas
grapesdruiven
strawberriesaardbeien
vegetablesgroenten
carrotwortel
cornmaïs
cucumberkomkommer
garlicknoflook
lettucesla
olivesolijven
onionsuien
pepperspaprika
potatoesaardappelen
pumpkinpompoen
beansbonen
tomatoestomaten
alligatoralligator
alligatorsalligators
bearbeer
bearsberen
birdvogel
birdsvogels
bullstier
bullsstieren
catkat
catskatten
cowkoe
cowskoeien
deerhert
many deerveel herten
doghond
dogshonden
donkeyezel
donkeysezels
eaglearend/adelaar
eaglesarenden/adelaars
elephantolifant
elephantsolifanten
giraffegiraffe
giraffesgiraffen
goatgeit
goatsgeiten
horsepaard
horsespaarden
lionleeuw
lionsleeuwen
monkeyaap
monkeysapen
mousemuis
micemuizen
rabbitkonijn
rabbitskonijnen
snakeslang
snakesslangen
tigertijger
tigerstijgers
wolfwolf
wolveswolven
objectsobjecten
bathroombadkamer
bedbed
bedroomslaapkamer
ceilingplafond
chairstoel
clotheskleren
coatjas
cupbeker/kop
deskbureau
dresskleding/jurk
floorverdieping/vloer
forkvork
furnituremeubilair
glassglas
hathoed
househuis
inkinkt
jacketjas
kitchenkeuken
knifemes
lamplamp
letterbrief
mapkaart
newspaperkrant
notebooknotitieboek
pantsbroek
paperpapier
penpen
pencilpotlood
pharmacyapotheek
picturefoto
platebord
refrigeratorkoelkast
restaurantrestaurant
roofdak
roomkamer
rugvloerkleed
scissorsschaar
shampooshampoo
shirthemd/shirt
shoesschoenen
soapzeep
sockssokken
spoonlepel
tabletafel
toilettoilet
toothbrushtandenborstel
toothpastetandpasta
towelhanddoek
umbrellaparaplu
underwearondergoed
wallmuur
walletportemonnee
windowvenster/raam
telephonetelefoon
thisdit/deze
thatdat/die
thesedeze
thosedie
QuestionsVragen
how?hoe?
what?wat?
who?wie?
why?waarom?
where?waar?
different objectsverschillende objecten
artkunst
bankbank
beachstrand
bookboek
by bicyclemet de fiets
by busmet de bus
by carmet de auto
by trainmet de trein
cafecafé
countryland
desertwoestijn
dictionarywoordenboek
earthaarde
flowersbloemen
footballvoetbal
forestbos
gamespel
gardentuin
geographyaardrijkskunde
historygeschiedenis
househuis
islandeiland
lakemeer
librarybibliotheek
mathwiskunde
moonmaan
mountainberg
moviesbioscoop/films
musicmuziek
oceanoceaan
officekantoor
on footte voet
playerspeler
riverrivier
sciencewetenschap
seazee
skyhemel/lucht
soccervoetbal
starssterren
supermarketsupermarkt
swimming poolzwembad
theatertheater
treeboom
weatherweer
bad weatherslecht weer
cloudybewolkt
coldkoud
coolkoel
foggymistig
hotwarm
nice weathermooi weer
pouringgieten
rainregen
rainingregent
snowsneeuw
snowingsneeuwt
iceijs
sunnyzonnig
windywinderig
springvoorjaar/lente
summerzomer
autumnherfst
winterwinter
peoplemensen
aunttante
babybaby
brotherbroer
cousinneef (male)/nicht (female)
daughterdochter
dentisttandarts
doctordokter
fathervader
grandfathergrootvader/opa
grandmothergrootmoeder/oma
husbandman
mothermoeder
nephewneefje
niecenichtje
nurseverpleegkundige
policemanpolitieagent
postmanpostbode
professorhoogleraar
sonzoon
teacherleraar (male)/lerares (female)
uncleoom
wifevrouw

Vocabulary and expressions have a very important role in Dutch. Once you're done with the Nederlands Vocabulary, 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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