Lesson 03 – to be (zijn) + professions

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Lesson 3 of the video course “1000 most common words in Dutch” deals with:
– the conjugation of the verb to be (zijn) in Dutch (ik ben, jij bent, hij is, wij zijn, zij zijn, jullie zijn, zij zijn)
– some important adjectives that describe personal characteristics
– the professions in Dutch
Nouns which are related to persons, such as professions, usually go with the article “de”.

Vocabulary list

Nederlands English
zijn to be
de leraar the teacher
blij happy
leuk funny
mooi pretty
oud old
jong young
de voetballer the football player
de premier the prime minister
de student the student
de leerling the scholar
de baas the boss
de bakker the baker
de slager the butcher
de boer the farmer
de visser the fisherman
de advocaat the lawyer
de dokter the doctor
de ober the waiter
de politieman the police officer
de agent the police officer
de kapper the hairdresser
de directeur the (company) director
de boekhouder the accountant
de verkoper the salesman
de vertegenwoordiger the representative

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