Dutch/Vocabulary/Connective terms

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Common connective words[edit]

Two sentences can be related to each other in different ways, e.g.

  1. by relative pronouns
  2. by conjunctions
  3. by adverbs
  4. by adverbial, verbal or conjunctive expressions

Below are a number of common connective terms

Dutch English Topic Type
ook
also Addition adverb
en
and Addition conjunction
en dan
and then Addition conjunctive expression
trouwens
besides Addition adverb
daarnaast
besides that Addition adverb
verder
furthermore Addition adverb, adjective
evenzo
likewise Addition adverb
zowel ... alsook
both ... and Addition conjunctive expression
niet alleen ... maar ook
not only ... but also Addition conjunctive expression
op vergelijkbare wijze
similarly Addition adverbial expression
ook
too Addition adverb
daarna
after that Sequence adverb
nadien
afterwards Sequence adverb
eerder
earlier Sequence adverb, adjective
later
later Sequence adverb, adjective
ten eerste
firstly Sequence adverbial expression
daaropvolgend
following that Sequence adverb, adjective
aanvankelijk
initially Sequence adverb, adjective
ten tweede
secondly Sequence adverbial expression
toen
then Sequence adverb
om te beginnen
to begin with Sequence verbal expression
weliswaar
admittedly Consequence adverb
dientengevolge
as a result Consequence adverb
uiteindelijk
eventually Consequence adverb, adjective
in dat geval
in that case Consequence adverbial expression
hieruit volgt dat
it follows that Consequence phrase
dus
so, thus Consequence adverb
dan
then, than Consequence adverb
daarom
therefore Consequence adverb
of anders
alternatively Contrast conjunctive expression
hoewel
although Contrast conjunction
maar
but Contrast conjunction
vergeleken met
compared with Contrast participial expression
desondanks
despite that Contrast adverb
zelfs al
even when Contrast conjunctive expression
echter
however Contrast adverb
zo niet
if not Contrast adverb
in tegenstelling tot
in contrast tot Contrast prepositional expression
ondanks
in spite of Contrast preposition
desnietaltemin nonetheless Contrast adverb
in tegendeel
on the contrary Contrast adverbial expression
anders
otherwise Contrast adverb
liever
rather Contrast adverb
toch
yet Contrast adverb
terwijl
whereas Contrast conjunction
zeker
certainly Certainty adverb
uiteraard
obviously Certainty adverb
natuurlijk
of course Certainty adverb, adjective
eenvoudigweg
simply Certainty adverb
ongetwijfeld
undoubtedly Certainty adverb
als
if Condition conjunction
afhankelijk van
depending on Condition prepositional expression
mits
provided that Condition conjunction
zodat
so that Condition conjunction
tenzij
unless Condition conjunction
of
whether Condition conjunction
het bestaat uit
it consists of Definition phrase
het betekent dat
it means that Definition phrase
dat wil zeggen
That is Definition phrase
bijvoorbeeld
for example, for instance Example adverb
net als
just as Example conjunctive expression
in het bijzonder
in particular Example adverbial expression
namelijk
namely Example adverb
zoals
such as Example conjunction
ter illustratie
to illustratie Example adverbial expression
daar
as Reason conjunction
omdat
because Reason conjunction
met andere woorden
in other words Reason adverbial expression
ten gevolge van
owing to Reason prepositional expression
aangezien
since Reason conjunction
de reden waarom
the reason why Reason nominal expression
toen
as Time conjunction
zodra
as soon as Time conjunction
op het ogenblik
at the moment Time adverbial expression
voorheen
before Time adverb
net toen
just as Time conjunctive expression
onderwijl
meanwhile Time adverb
ondertussen
meanwhile Time adverb
sinds
since Time preposition
totdat
until Time conjunction
wanneer
when Time conjunction, adverb
telkens wanneer
whenever Time conjunctive expression
eindelijk
finally Conclusion adverb
tot slot
to conclude Conclusion adverbial expression
kortom
in short Conclusion adverb
samenvattend
to sum up Conclusion adverb, adjective
recapitulerend
to recapitulate Conclusion adverb
resumerend
to sum up Conclusion adverb