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Toen in Dutch

Here you learn the difference between toen wanneer and als in Dutch. Learn all about Dutch word order and make exercises about word order in Dutch.

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Toen (conjunction)

1. One time events in the past.

  • Toen het vijf uur was, ging hij naar huis.

  • De receptie was gesloten, toen we bij het hotel arriveerden.

2. A period in the past.

  • Toen ik klein was, geloofde ik in Sinterklaas.

  • Wij gingen vaak naar het strand, toen wij nog in ItaliĆ« woonden.

You never combine toen with present tense!

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