Some English Needs No Translation For Dutch because the words similar Dutch to will enable understanding of what is meant.
Use the spelling and/or sound of each English word similar to Dutch to help you figure out its meaning.
So from the key words similar to Dutch you should be able to make out the meanings of the other English connecting words that are not similar to Dutch. Use the words similar to Dutch as clues to the meanings of the other English words.
Try to just get the overall meaning of each sentence without trying to translate each unfamiliar English word. Many are like sentences in Dutch that express ideas you have said or heard often before.
Consider each sentence as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. See how far down the list you can get.
This list starts with the easiest English sentences for Dutch-speakers to figure out, and then progresses to more challenging ones.
[In the following pronunciation guide, English words pronounced like Dutchare included, enclosed in single quotation marks. A few pronunciations of other English words are also included. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]
Some English Needs No Translation For Dutch
My name is Jan.
Where is a bus? -- [‘bus’]
Where is a hotel? -- [‘hotel’]
Where is a café? -- [‘café’]
Where is an internet café? -- [‘internetcafe’]
Where is a restaurant?
Where is a good restaurant?
Where is a fast-food restaurant? -- [‘fastfood']
Where is a nightclub?
Where is a parking garage?
Where is the bar? -- [‘bar’]
Where is the river?
Where are the ruins?
Where is the supermarket? -- [‘super’-]
Where is the market?
Where is the manager?
Where is the park? -- [‘park’]
Where is the toilet?
Where is the museum?
Where is the bus station? -- [‘bus’]
Where is the stadium?
Is there a bus? -- [‘bus’]
Is there a concert?
Is there a sauna?
Is there a synagogue?
Is there live music?
Is there rap?
What is your e-mail address? -- [‘e-mail’]
What is your telephone number?
What is your fax number? -- [‘fax’]
When is the tennis match?
How long is it?
I am a student.
I am a vegetarian.
I am handicapped.
I am here for a seminar. -- [‘hier voor’]
I am here for a conference. -- [‘hier voor’]
I’ve been here for a week. -- [‘hier voor’]
I’m here till Monday.
I am on the Pill. -- [‘pil’]
I am allergic to penicillin.
I am heterosexual.
I am homosexual.
I am lesbian.
I am bisexual.
I have a problem.
I have asthma. -- [‘astma’]
I have arthritis.
I have diarrhea.
I have lactose-intolerance.
I have a vaginal infection.
I have an allergic reaction.
I work for IBM. -- [‘voor’]
I speak English.
I study English.
My telephone works here. -- [‘hier’]
Here is my telephone number. -- [‘hier’]
Here is my e-mail address. -- [‘hier’ ‘e-mail’]
My auto will not start.
My auto was stolen.
My baggage was stolen.
My computer was stolen.
My credit card was stolen. -- [‘credit’]
It is warm.
It is interesting.
It is romantic.
We have a reservation.
A table for two persons. -- [‘voor’]
A menu in English. -- [‘in’]
Specialties of the chef. -- [‘chef’]
Coffee with milk.
Some English sentences have words in a different order than they would be in Dutch, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following sentences mean.
Can I check my e-mail? -- [‘kan’ ‘e-mail’]
May I park here? -- [‘hier’]
May I camp here? -- [‘hier’]
Do you have an adapter?
Do you have an extra bed? -- [‘extra’]
Do you have washing machines?
Do you have toilet paper?
Do you have aluminum foil?
Do you have information on an excursion?
Does this hotel have an extra bed? -- [‘hotel’ ‘extra’]
Does this hotel have a computer? -- [‘hotel’ ‘computer’]
Do this hotel have room service? -- [‘hotel’ ‘roomservice’]
How much does that cost per week?
How much does that cost per day?
How much does that cost per kilometer?
Can we stop here? -- [kan ‘hier’]
Can you help me? -- [kan]
Can you repair the toilet? -- [kan]
Can you repair the TV? -- [kan]
Can you repair the light? -- [kan]
Can I help you? -- [‘kan’]
FOR AN EASIER VERSION
For an easier version of these sentences -- with Dutch translations -- go to the web page Easiest English Sentences For Dutch. There these same sentences and more appear along with the Dutch translations to help you understand the English sentences more easily.