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Part 1: Introducing yourself

Lesson 1: to be in Dutch and the pronouns

Lesson 2: your first Dutch dialogue

Lesson 3: the previous dialogue's words

Download the vocabulary here.

Lesson 4: the Dutch dialogue read again

Lesson 5: the plural of nouns

Lesson 6: introducing yourself:
Here's the vocabulary to download.

Lesson 7: Politeness

Exercises (review the lectures if needed, solutions below):

1) Translate the following dialogue into Dutch:
  • Hello mister.
  • Hello mrs.
  • Can I introduce myself?
  • Yes.
  • My name is mrs Vandevelde. You know my friend, mr Janssens.
  • Yes, great. Nice to meet you.
2) Translate the plural of the following words (plural words always start with 'de' as article):
  • the days
  • the verbs
  • the misters
  • the names
3) Give the plural of those Dutch words (they're all according to the rules we've learnt, no exceptions there):
  • Het hotel (the hotel)
  • De muis (the mouse)
  • De auto (the car)
  • De plaats (the place)
Translate the following dialogue into Dutch:
  • Dag meneer.
  • Dag mevrouw.
  • Mag ik mezelf voorstellen? 
  • Ja.
  • Mijn naam is mevrouw Vandevelde. U kent mijn vriend, meneer Janssens.
  • Ja, tof. Aangename kennismaking.
Translate the plural of the following words :
  • De dagen
  • De werkwoorden
  • De meneren
  • De namen
Give the plural of those Dutch words:
  • De hotels
  • De muizen
  • De auto's 
  • De plaatsen

Lesson 8: listen


Question 1: Is the sentence read at the end of the previous lecture correct?
a) Yes b) Sometimes c) No it's wrong d) I don't know
Question 2: 'Ik weet het niet' means...
a) It is not wet b) I haven't got it c) I haven't wet it d) I don't know
Question 3: The infinitive of 'to be' is not related to the conjugation in the present, just as in English.
a) Correct b) Wrong
Question 4: 'Hoe goed ken je Sofie' means...
a) Sofie is a great girl. b) Sofie knows a lot c) There's a question mark missing d) None of a-c.
Question 5: Nee and neen mean the same.
a) Correct b) False
Question 6: 'De kennis' can be a person.
a) Yes b) Impossible
Question 7: Dag can be used for hello and goodbye.
a) Yes b) No, only for hello c) No, only for goodbye d) No, not for hello and not for goodbye.

1c. Zij can either be she or they, and meneer is always single and masculine. The sentence was 'zij is een meneer. 
3b. 'Zijn' is used for the whole plural.
4c. Ken je is inverted. It means 'how well do you know Sofie?,' with a question mark.
6a. It means an acquaintance, but can also mean knowledge. You studied your words well.

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