Learn Dutch via email
NEWFind out your Dutch levelTake the short quiz free

Get to your Dutch Language goals improving regularly

Combined Shape CopyCreated with Sketch.

Boost your progress with a weekly compilation of video lessons, podcast episodes, dutch grammar, stories, exercise pdfs and much more.


Free, cancel anytime
Combined Shape CopyCreated with Sketch.
Plusquamperfectum

Plusquamperfectum

With explanations and exercises

View sneakpeek
  • Language: In Dutch and English
  • Level: B1
  • Pages: 22
  • Format: PDF
Price: 7.8

The plusquamperfect (or past perfect) may sound complicated, but this tense is quite easy to use. Let's look at an example:

  • Ik heb een trui gekocht. (perfectum)

  • Ik had een trui gekocht. (plusquamperfectum)

It is best to learn the plusquamperfect if you already know the perfect and imperfect tense.

You need the plusquamperfect to talk about the past in the past (this might sound silly, but you do it more often than you might think!). But you can also use it to express regret or hypothetical situations in the past.

  • Step by step explanation in both Dutch and English

  • 4 ways to use the plusquamperfect

  • Lots of exercises to check your knowledge

  • Regular and irregular verbs

  • Answers

Do you struggle with the difference between "hebben" and "zijn"? Or do you want to know how to use the SoFT-KeTCHuP-rule? Then you should take a look at this PDF about the perfect tense.