Dutch Grammar (Numbers and School)

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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Dutch. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily 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.


Knowing how to count in Dutch is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as “1, 2, 3 …”. Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as “1st, 2nd, 3rd …”.

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers 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.

Numbers in Dutch

Numbers Dutch Audio
One een
First eerste
Two twee
Second tweede
Three drie
Third derde
Four vier
Fourth vierde
Five vijf
Fifth vijfde
Six zes
Sixth zesde
Seven zeven
Seventh zevende
Eight acht
Eighth achtste
Nine negen
Ninth negende
Ten tien
Tenth tiende
Eleven elf
Eleventh elfde
Twelve twaalf
Twelfth twaalfde
Thirteen dertien
Thirteenth dertiende
Fourteen veertien
Fourteenth Veertiende
Fifteen vijftien
Fifteenth Vijftiende
Sixteen zestien
Sixteenth zestiende
Seventeen zeventien
Seventeenth zeventiende
Eighteen achttien
Eighteenth achttiende
Nineteen negentien
Nineteenth negentiende
Twenty twintig
Twentieth twintigste
Thirty three (31) Drieendertig
One hundred (100) Honderd
Three hundred and sixty (360) Driehonderdzestig
One thousand (1000) Duizend
Two thousand and fourteen (2014) Tweeduizendveertien
One million Een Miljoen
Once eenmaal
Twice tweemaal

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers 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 Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Dutch Audio
I’m 30 years old Ik ben dertig jaar oud
I have 2 sisters and 1 brother Ik heb 2 zussen en een broer
English is my first language Engels is mijn eerste taal
Her second language is Spanish Haar tweede taal is Spaans


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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Dutch

School Dutch Audio
Answer Antwoord
Book boek
Books boeken
Chair stoel
Desk bureau
Dictionary woordenboek
Laptop Laptop
Library bibliotheek
Notebook (paper notebook) Notablok (papieren notitieblok)
Page pagina
Paper papier
Pen pen
Pencil potlood
Question vraag
School School
Student student
Teacher leraar
University Universiteit


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Daily Conversation in Dutch

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Dutch

English Dutch Audio
I have a question Ik heb een vraag
To listen Luisteren
To read Lezen
To speak Spreken
To think Denken
To understand Begrijpen
To write Schrijven
What’s the name of that book? Wat is de naam van dat boek?
What do you do for a living? Wat is je beroep? Wat doe je voor de kost?
I’m a (teacher / artist / engineer) Ik ben (onderwijzer, kunstenaar, ingenieur)
Oh! That’s good! O, wat goed!
Can I practice with you? Wil je met mij oefenen?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Dutch about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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