Essential Dutch Vocabulary For Learners. This dictionary contains ~95% of all daily spoken Dutch, and ~85% of all daily written Dutch text.
The fastest way to acquire a base vocabulary for practical spoken and written Dutch!
NEW IN 2ND EDITION:
- Added 2.500 Dutch to English example sentences
- Added International Phonetic Alphabet entries to help you pronounce Dutch words the right way.
According to scientific research*, the 1000 most common words account for 95% of all daily conversational Dutch. The 2.500 most used words account for 85% of all daily written text in NL.
The essential Dutch- English Word Frequency Dictionary 2.500 words and verbs give you list of the most useful words to build your Dutch vocabulary fast. These high frequency Dutch words are a great tool for beginners and intermediate students.
This electronic mini dictionary is an invaluable tool if you want to teach yourself Dutch.
Learn only the most important and most used words & verbs to quickly gain a practical knowledge of spoken and written Dutch.
This Dutch- English dictionary is perfect for beginners and intermediate students of teenage or adult age. It is less suitable for kids and children.
The IPA helps you with Dutch pronunciation, by writing a word phonetically.
The example sentences, consisting out of over 90.000 words contain practical and useful information.
They are designed to get you fluent fast, by using the most common and important words the most.
Example sentences also help you discover Dutch idioms and expressions naturally through reading.
More fun facts on language learning and vocabulary:
• The first 25 words are used in 33% of all daily writing
• The top 100 words make up around 50% of all student and adult writings
• Top 500 words make up around 70% of all daily written texts.
It has been advised to first learn the first 1000 most common words before you start speaking a new language. The facts aforementioned seem to confirm this.
That is why we created a list of the most used 2500 Dutch words, and 531 most common verbs.
With these words, you are able to cover 85% of the official language in the Netherlands in text, and 95% of all you need in the spoken language.
It is therefore a rational move to prioritize learning the words and verbs that you are likely to use and hear the most often.
Frequency dictionaries and word lists are a good starting point, and can produce the quickest results.
The most common Dutch words & verbs list will give you a good grasp on the official language of the Netherlands in a short amount of time.
The word frequency is based on analysis of Dutch subtitles. Scientific research has shown that subtitles are the best source of a practical, spoken frequency dictionary in any language*.
Subtitles correlate to both spoken and written Dutch, respectively 73% and 83%*.
The product is unique and the best way to understand and speak Dutch quick, because other frequency dictionaries base themselves on written text.
The dictionary is not divided by topics (yet), but it has been divided by part of speech, frequency order and alphabetical order.
By studying this dictionary with the 2500 most common words and 531 most common verbs, you will quickly gain a broad understanding and practical knowledge of spoken and written Dutch.
*Studies quoted: Nation 1990; Liu Na &Nation, 1985; New, Boris; Brysbaert, Marc; Veronis, Jean; Pallier, Christophe, 2007