Useful Dutch Expressions - dummies

Useful Dutch Expressions

By Margreet Kwakernaak

Part of Dutch For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Here are some useful everyday Dutch phrases you’ll find yourself using all the time. Take a look at the following expressions and how to pronounce them.

  • Hallo! Hallo! (hah-low)

  • Hi! Hoi! (hoy) / Hi! (hay)

  • Good morning! Goedemorgen! (khoo-der-mor-khern)

  • Good afternoon! Goedemiddag! (khoo-der-mi-dakh)

  • Good evening! Goedenavond! (khoo-der-aa-font)

  • See you later! Bye! Tot ziens! (toat seens) / Dag! (dakh) Hoi! (hoai)

  • Here you are! Alstublieft (als-stuw-bleeft)

  • Please? Alsjeblieft? (als-yer-bleeft)

  • Thanks! Bedankt! (ber-dahnkt)

  • I am sorry! Neem me niet kwalijk (naym mer neet kvoa-lerk) / sorry! (sor-ree)