Dutch Grammar (Comparative and Shopping)

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Dutch. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, Contact us from the page Dutch Classes.


This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Dutch, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Comparative Form in Dutch

Comparative Dutch Audio
As… as Als … als
Taller Groter
Shorter Korter
Younger Jonger
Older Ouder
As tall as Zo groot als
Taller than Groter dan
Shorter than Korter dan
More beautiful Mooier
Less beautiful Minder mooi
Most beautiful Mooiste
Happy Gelukkig
Happier Gelukkiger
Happiest Gelukkigst
You are happy Ben je gelukkig
You are as happy as Maya Je bent zo gelukkig als Maya
You are happier than Maya Je bent gelukkiger dan Maya
You are the happiest je bent de gelukkigste
Good Goed
Better Beter
Best Best
Bad Slecht
Worse Slechter
Worst Slechtst


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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Dutch

Shopping Dutch Audio
Can you take less? Kun je minder nemen?
Do you accept credit cards? aanvaard je credit cards
How much is this? Hoeveel kost dit
I’m just looking Ik kijk even rond
Only cash please! Alleen kontant alstublieft!
This is too expensive Dit is te duur
Cafe Café
Cash Contant
Cheap Goedkoop
Check Cheque
Cinema Bioscoop
Credit card Credit Card
Expensive duur
Gas station Benzine station / tank station
Museum Museum
Parking Parkeerplaats
Pharmacy apotheek
Supermarket supermarkt


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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Dutch

Restaurant Dutch Audio
I’m vegetarian Ik ben vegetariër
It is very delicious! Het is heel erg lekker!
May we have the check please! We willen graag afrekenen
The bill please! De rekening alstublieft
Waiter / waitress! Male: Ober / Kelner Female: Kelnerin / serveerster
What do you recommend? (to eat) Wat beveel jij aan
What’s the name of this dish? Hoe heet dit gerecht
Where is there a good restaurant? Waar zit een goed restaurant
A cup of Kopje
A glass of Een glas
Black pepper Zwarte peper
Bread brood
Dessert dessert / toetje
Food voedsel
Fork vork
Knife mes
Menu Menu
Napkin Servet
Plate bord
Salad salade
Salt zout
Salty zout
Soup soep
Spicy gekruid
Spoon lepel
Sweet zoet
Table tafel
Tip (money for the waiter) Fooi
Water Water

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Dutch about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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