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76 Common Verbs for Dutch Learners

With more than twenty-two million native speakers, and its status as a common second language in Germany, Dutch is a popular foreign language to learn.

It's not as difficult to get started as you might think. Many Dutch words are similar to English ones, as both language come from the same old Germanic root. This is particularly true of names for everyday things like fruits and vegetables, or colors.

apple
appel
banana
banaan
blue
blauw
green
groen
pear
peer
red
rood
tomato
tomaat

Indeed, Dutch should be one of the easier languages for an English speaker to master.

As we recently wrote, vocabulary - rather than pronunciation or grammar - is probably the most difficult aspect of learning a language.

With that in mind, here are seventy-six common verbs for Dutch learners.

to accept
accepteren
to allow
toestaan
to answer
antwoorden
to ask
vragen
to be able to
kunnen
to believe
geloven
to borrow
lenen
to break
breken
to bring
brengen
to buy
kopen
to cancel
annuleren
to change
veranderen
to clean
schoon te maken
to close/ shut
sluiten
to comb
kammen
to complain
klagen
to confirm
bevestigen
to cough
hoesten
to count
tellen
to cut
snijden
to dance
dansen
to draw
tekenen
to drink
drinken
to drive
autorijden
to eat
eten
to explain
uitleggen
to fall
vallen
to fill
vullen
to finish
afwerken
to fit
aanpassen
to fly
vliegen
to forget
vergeten
to give
geven
to go
gaan
to have
hebben
to hear
horen
to hurt
kwetsen
to know
weten
to learn
leren
to leave
verlaten
to listen
luisteren
to live
leven
to look
kijken
to look for
zoeken
to lose
verliezen
to make/ do
maken
to need
nodig hebben
to open
open maken
to organize
organiseren
to pay
betalen
to play
spelen
to put
neerzetten
to rain
regen
to read
lezen
to run
rennen
to say
zeggen
to see
zien
to sell
verkopen
to send
sturen
to sign
teken
to sing
zingen
to sit
zitten
to sleep
slapen
to smoke
roken
to speak
spreken
to spell
spellen
to budget/ spend
besteden
to stand
staan
to start/ begin
om te beginnen
to study
om te studeren
to succeed
slagen
to swim
zwemmen
to take
nemen
to talk
praten
to teach
onderwijzen
to tell
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