Dutch Grammar (Negation and Human Body)

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Dutch which is negation. I’m also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.


Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as “no”, “never” “nothing” etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation expressions 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.

Negation in Dutch

Negation Dutch Audio
No Neen
Nothing Niets
Not yet Noch niet
No one Niemand
No longer Niet langer
Never nooit
Cannot Kan niet
Should not Moet niet

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Dutch sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Dutch Negation in a Sentence

English Dutch Audio
Don’t worry! Maak je geen zorgen!
I cannot remember the word Ik kan het woord niet herinneren
I do not speak Japanese Ik spreek geen Japanees
I don’t know! Ik weet niet!
I’m not fluent in Italian yet Ik ben nog niet vloeiend in het Italiaans
I’m not interested! Ik heb geen belangstelling
No one here speaks Greek Hier spreek niemand Grieks
No problem! Geen probleem!
This is not correct Dit is niet juist
This is wrong Dit is fout
We don’t understand Wij begrijpen niet
You should not forget this word Je moet dit woord niet vergeten


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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Dutch

Body Dutch Audio
Arm arm
Back rug
Chest borst
Ear oor
Eye oog
Face gezicht
Feet voeten
Fingers vingers
Hair haar
Hand hand
Head hoofd
Heart hart
Leg been
Mouth mond
Neck nek (back) / hals (front)
Nose neus
Shoulder schouder
Stomach maag
Teeth gebit / tanden
Tongue tong


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Daily Conversation in Dutch

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Dutch

English Dutch Audio
He feels with his hand Hij voelt met zijn hand
I smell with my nose Ik ruik met mijn neus
She has beautiful eyes Zij heeft mooie ogen
She tastes with her tongue Zij proeft met haar tong
We see with our eyes We kijken met onze ogen
You hear with your ears Je hoort met je oren
How old are you? Hoe oud ben je?
I’m (twenty, thirty…) Years old Ik ben (twintig, dertig …) jaar oud
Are you married? Ben je getrouwd?
Do you have children? Heb je kinderen?
I have to go Ik moet gaan
I will be right back! Ik zal onmiddellijk terug zijn

Fun Facts

Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn’t matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.

Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Dutch about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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