Dutch Grammar (Pronouns and Travel)

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The 8th lesson contains the Dutch pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general 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.


Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it’s the most used of the 4 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.

Subject Pronouns in Dutch

Pronouns Dutch Audio
I ik
You jij, je, u
He hij
She zij, ze
We wij, we
You (plural) Gij
They zij
I love you Ik hou van je
She is beautiful Ze is mooi
They are dancing Ze dansen
We are happy Wij zijn gelukkig

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Dutch

Pronouns Dutch Audio
Me mij / me
You jou, uw
Him hem
Her haar
Us ons
You (plural) Jullie
Them hun
Can you call us? Kunt u ons bellen?
Give me your phone number Geef me je telefoonnummer
I can give you my email Ik kan je mijn e-mail geven
Tell him to call me Zeg hem om mij te bellen

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns Dutch

Pronouns Dutch Audio
My mijn
Your jouw, uw
His zijn
Her haar
Our onze
Your (plural) Jullie
Their hun
His email is… Zijn e-mail is …
My phone number is… Mijn telefoonnummer is …
Our dream is to visit Spain Onze droom is om Spanje te bezoeken
Their country is beautiful Hun land is mooi


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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Dutch

Pronouns Dutch Audio
Mine van mij
Yours van jou / van u (formal)
His van hem
Hers van haar
Ours van ons
Yours (plural) van jullie
Theirs van hun
Is this pen yours? Is deze pen van jou?
The book is mine Het boek is van mij
The shoes are hers Het zijn haar schoenen
Victory is ours Aan ons de Overwinning

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in Dutch

Travel Dutch Audio
Airplane vliegtuig
Airport luchthaven or Vliegveld
Bus bus
Bus station Bushalte or bus station
Car auto
Flight Vlucht
For business Voor zaken
For pleasure Voor plezier
Help Desk Help Desk
Hotel hotel
Luggage bagage
Parking Parkeerplaats
Passport paspoort
Reservation reservering or boeking
Taxi taxi
Ticket ticket
To travel Reizen
Tourism Toerisme
Train (noun) trein
Train station Treinstation
By train Met de trein
By car Met de wagen
By bus Met de Bus
By taxi Met de Taxi
By airplane Met het Vliegtuig


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Daily Conversation in Dutch

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Dutch

English Dutch Audio
Do you accept credit cards? Accepteer u Credit Cards
How much will it cost? Hoeveel gaat dat kosten
I have a reservation Ik heb een reservering / Boeking
I’d like to rent a car Ik wil graag een auto huren
I’m here on business / on vacation. Ik ben hier voor zaken / op vakantie
Is this seat taken? Is deze plaats bezet
It was nice meeting you Het was leuk je te ontmoeten
Take this! (when giving something) Neem deze! (bij het geven van iets)
Do you like it? Vind je het leuk?
I really like it! Ik vind het echt leuk!
I’m just kidding Ik maak maar een grapje
I’m hungry Ik heb honger
I’m thirsty Ik heb dorst

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 8th lesson in Dutch about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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