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If an emergency ever arises you’ll want to be able to express yourself. Therefore it’s important to learn these Dutch phrases as you’ll never know when you might need them.

  • Help! Help! (help)

  • Hurry up! Schiet op! (skeet op)

  • Please call 112! Bel 112! (bel ayn ayn tway)

  • Police! Politie! (po-lee-tsee)

  • Fire brigade Brandweer (brant-wayr)

  • Get a doctor! Haal een dokter! (haal ern dok-ter)

  • I am ill! Ik ben ziek! (ik ben seek)

  • Somebody has stolen my . . . Iemand heeft mijn ... gestolen (ee-mant hayftmayn … khe-stoh-lern)

  • Where is the hospital? Waar is het ziekenhuis? (wahr is het see-kern-hoais?)

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Margreet Kwakernaak has taught Dutch to foreign students for over ten years. She is the founder and director of Suitcase Talen, a language school in Almere, the Netherlands.

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