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English to Dutch: Common Words and Phrases

If you are a beginner to the Dutch language or are just looking for a little refresher course, you've come to the right page.

Below you'll find 22 English to Dutch translations of many common words and phrases. Includes useful phrases like yes and no, please and thank you, what's your name?, etc.

Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of common words and phrases from Dutch to English.

Common Words and Phrases (English to Dutch):

Yes and No:

Yes ➔ Ja

No ➔ Nee

Maybe ➔ Misschien

Please, Thank You, and You're Welcome:

Please / Here you go ➔ Alstublieft

Thank you ➔ Bedankt

Thank you very much ➔ Dank je wel

You are welcome ➔ Graag gedaan

Requesting a Person's Name:

What's your name? ➔ Hoe heet je?

My name is (name) ➔ Ik heet (naam)

I'm traveling with (name). ➔ Ik reis samen met (name).

That's my father ➔ Dat is mijn vader

Other Useful Phrases from English to Dutch:

How do you feel? ➔ Hoe voel je je?

Be right back ➔ Ben zo terug

What's the time? ➔ Hoe laat is het?

I am Dutch ➔ Ik ben Nederlands

I love you ➔ Ik hou van jou

Can you help me? ➔ Kun je me helpen?

Do you speak English? ➔ Spreek je engels?

I don't speak any Dutch. ➔ Ik spreek geen Nederlands.

Where is the airport? ➔ Waar is het vliegveld?

Where does the train leave? ➔ Waar vertrekt de trein?

When do you come to The Netherlands? ➔ Wanneer kom je naar Nederland?

*Basic Dutch words list last updated: March 18, 2018.


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Dutch and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Dutch myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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