More about the language

Dutch is closely related to English and German so if you have studied German before, Dutch will come very easily to you. Think of how German has three definite articles (der, die, das), and English has one (the), whereas Dutch has two (de, het) so it fits nicely in the middle!

The following short exercises will show you how much you probably already understand.


The names for colours aren’t all that different in Dutch, have a go at matching them in this Colours in Dutch quiz.

Dutch words in English >>