Dutch/Vocabulary/Survival kit

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According to some psycholinguists these are the 56 most basic words to learn. (Actually the author added two to the set -man,woman- to arrive at a nice table)

Study them well! They are worth the effort.

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Click on the arrow to hear the pronunciation. The words themselves are linked to the Dutch wiktionary. Use the links for more information.

Once you think you know all the words, go to the self test pages to test your new vocabulary.

Dutch/Vocabulary/Survival kit/zelftest nld-eng
Dutch/Vocabulary/Survival kit/zelftest eng-nld
- ik - I
- jij - you
- iemand - someone
- mensen - people
- iets - something
- ding - thing
- denk - think
- weet - know
- wil - want
- voel - feel
- hoor - hear
- zijn - be
- is - is
- man - man
- er is - there is
- zet - put
- leven - to live, life
- dood - death, dead
- wanneer - when
- tijd - time
- voor - before, for
- na - after
- lang - long
- kort - short
- moment - moment
- waar - where
- plaats - place
- vrouw - woman
- hier - here
- boven - above
- beneden - below
- ver - far
- dichtbij - close
- kant - side
- aanraken - touch
- niet - not
- misschien - maybe
- kan - can
- omdat - because
- als - if
- erg - very
- meer - more
- een - one, a
- twee - two
- veel - much,many
- al - all
- goed - good
- slecht - bad
- groot - big
- klein - small
- soort - kind (of)
- deel - part (of)
- dit - this
- zelfde - same
- zoals - like
- ander - other