Living in The Netherlands

Learning Dutch: Lesson 3

Instructions

Utrecht
  1. Read the text below. Try to understand it, using the vocabulary and grammar sections if necessary.
  2. Study the vocabulary.
  3. Study the grammar section.
  4. Read the text again. You should be able to understand it without looking at the vocabulary and grammar sections.
  5. Do the exercises.

Text

Ik woon in Utrecht. Jenny woont in Tacloban. Wij wonen niet samen.

Volgend jaar komt Jenny naar Nederland. Dan wonen we samen.

Vocabulary

Nederlands Engels Notes
wonen (in) to live (in) Wonen denotes the place you live: ik woon hier, I live here. Leven is to live in the sense of being alive: ik leef nog, I still live, I'm still alive.
leven live, to be alive
samen together
niet not
dan then
hier here
komen (naar) to come (to) zij komt naar, she comes to
Nederland The Netherlands
volgend next
jaar year

Grammar

Nederlands Engels
ik woon I live
jij woont you live (informal, singular)
u woont you live (formal, singular or plural)
hij woont he lives
zij woont she lives
wij wonen we live
jullie wonen you live (informal, plural)
zij wonen they live

Exercises

Complete the following sentences, using a form of the verb wonen:

Ik __________ in Nederland.
Wie __________ in Tacloban?
Jullie __________ hier.




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