Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Dutch adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Dutch“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishDutchPronunciation
(Audio)
goodgoed
badslecht
newnieuw
oldoud
smallklein
large / biggroot
longlang
shortkort
cheapgoedkoop
expensiveduur
light / clearlicht
helder

darkdonker
latelaat
earlyvroeg
interestinginteressant
boringsaai
tiredmoe
easy / simplemakkelijk
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right / correctjuist
correct

wrongfout
strongsterk
weakzwak

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