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Dutch: Phrases > Greeting & introducing yourself

The sentences presented in this section will help you with the most basic expressions in Dutch. It will certainly not be enough in order to start a conversation in Dutch, however being able to say a few words in the country's native language will evoke sympathy and understanding.

The good news is that especially when you are traveling to The Netherlands, virtually everyone will speak English as a second language. However, it is a polite gesture to ask first.

English
Dutch
Good morning. Goedemorgen.
Good afternoon. Goedemiddag.
Good evening. Goedenavond.
Good night. Goedenacht.
Hello! Hallo!
Hi! Hoi!
How are you doing? Hoe gaat het?
(Very) Good. (Heel) Goed.
Excellent! Uitstekend!
Yes. Ja.
No. Nee.
May I introduce myself to you? Mag ik mezelf aan u voorstellen?
My name is … Mijn naam is…
I am … Ik ben …
I am called … Ik heet …
"I come from …
… The Netherlands.
… America.
… England.
… France.
… Spain.
… China.
… Japan."
"Ik kom uit …
… Nederland.
… Amerika.
… Engeland.
… Frankrijk.
… Spanje.
… China.
… Japan."
Where do you come from? Waar komt u vandaan?
Thank you. Dank u wel.
Please / Here you are. Alstublieft.
You're welcome. Graag gedaan.
May I introduce you to …? Mag u aan … voorstellen?
Nice to meet you. Aangenaam.
Goodbye. Tot ziens.
Bye! doei!
"Until (See you) …
… tomorrow.
… the day after tomorrow.
… this afternoon.
… this evening.
… next week.
… in an hour.
… later."
"Tot …
… morgen.
… overmorgen.
… vanmiddag.
… vanavond.
… volgende week.
… over een uur.
… later."
It's nice weather. Het is mooi weer.
It's raining. Het regent.
It's cloudy. Het is bewolkt.
It's windy. Er waait wind.
I did not understand you. Ik heb u niet verstaan.
Could you repeat that again, please. Kunt u dat alstublieft herhalen?
"Do you speak …
… English?
… German?
… French?
… Spanish?"
"Spreekt u …
… Engels?
… Duits?
… Frans?
… Spaans?"
Can you speak more clearly, please? Kunt u duidelijker spreken, alstublieft?
Where is …? / Where are …? Waar is …? Waar zijn …?
Can you tell me …? Kunt u mij zeggen …?
Can you show me …? Kunt u mij laten zien …?
Can you help me, please? Kunt u mijn alstublieft helpen?
Hurry! Vlug!

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