Tricky things about the Dutch language

As a newcomer, you may use Dutch different words but think they mean the same thing. But there is a great difference between words like 'mijn' and 'mij', 'kunnen' and 'kennen', and between main verbs and auxilliary verbs.

What is the difference:

There are many tricky aspects of Dutch grammmar, we're sure you'll agree! So, we've put together this collection of fun, informative videos to clarify some of the differences. Hopefully, they'll help you remember the difference between 'als' and 'dan' in future.

1) What's the difference between 'kennen'' and 'kunnen'?

2) What's the difference between 'me' and 'mijn'?

3) When do we use 'dan' and 'als'?

4) When do we use 'hen' and 'hun'?

5) Types of verbs: Main verbs, auxilliary verbs, linking verbs!

Eitors at New to the Netherlands

We asked some of the editors at New to the Netherlands - who are still learning Dutch themselves – about what they think’s hard about learning the language.

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