Dutch Grammar (Nouns and Jobs)

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This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Dutch which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs and finally some common phrases. 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.


Nouns are the most used words in Dutch. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. 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.

Nouns in Dutch

Nouns Dutch Audio
Cat kat
Dog hond
Woman vrouw
Women vrouwen
Mother moeder
Sister zus
Shoes schoenen
Socks sokken
Book boek
Books boeken
Stars sterren
Sun Zon

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Dutch Nouns in a Sentence

English Dutch Audio
I have a dog Ik heb een hond
I speak Italian Ik spreek Italiaans
I live in America Ik woon in Amerika
This is my wife Dit is mijn vrouw
This is my husband Dit is mijn man
Can you close the door? Kan je de deur sluiten?


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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Dutch. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Dutch

Actor Acteur
Actress Actriese
Artist Kunstenaar
Businessman Zakenman
Doctor dokter
Engineer Ingenieur
Nurse Verpleegster
Policeman politieagent
Singer Zanger
Student student
Teacher leraar
Translator Vertaler


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Daily Conversation in Dutch

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Dutch

English Dutch Audio
He is a policeman Hij is een politieagent
I have a long experience Ik heb veel ervaring
I’m a new employee Ik ben een nieuwe werknemer
I’m an artist Ik ben een kunstenaar
I’m looking for a job Ik zoek werk
She is a singer Zij is een zangeres
What’s that called in French? Hoe zeg je dat in het Frans?
I have a reservation Ik heb een reservering / Boeking
I have to go Ik moet gaan
Where do you live? Waar woon jij?
Spanish is easy to learn Spaans is gemakkelijk te leren

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Dutch about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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