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Asking questions

Learn how to form questions in Dutch. Sentence structure and interrogatives. Dutch exercises and Dutch grammar explanation

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Forming questions in Dutch: 3 ways

1. Forming a question in Dutch paying attention to the word order:

Learn how to form questions in Dutch. It is easy, you follow the following sentence structure:

  • Verb + subject + rest + rest of verbs

Examples:

  • Wil je naar mijn feestje komen?

  • Drink je koffie?

  • Heb je het koud?

  • Zijn jullie blij?

  • Is het lekker weer?

  • Hebben jullie een hond?

  • Ben je in Parijs geweest?

2. Dutch interrogatives

Of course you can also use Dutch interrogatives words to form a question in Dutch. Examples are:

  • Wie

  • Who

  • Wat

  • What

  • Waar

  • Where

  • Wanneer

  • When

  • Waarom

  • Why

  • Welke

  • Which

3. Using "toch"

In the video below you will find more information about forming questions in Dutch. You will also learn how to use a third way to form a question, using the Dutch word toch.

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