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"De jongen"

Translation:The boy

August 15, 2014


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This is very confusing.. when do you use De and when do you use Het?

January 13, 2015


De is for both masculine and feminine words. Het is for genderless words. Words that use de are words that end on -ing and -heid for example. Words that use het are words ending on -je for example. I'm sure there are some more 'rules' here but basically you cannot know and you will have to learn and practice.

June 30, 2015


So are Dutch nouns genderless?

August 15, 2014


Yes and no. There is no grammatical difference between masculine and feminine nouns in Dutch. However, there are neuter nouns (just like in German) that us a different article ("het"). See here for more info on de-words and het-words. This difference does not only affect the article, but also adjectives.

August 15, 2014


How do i remember the diferense between een and en

September 5, 2017


Oh so there are words for male and female like french baisically and you use de for when your talking about a boy

January 14, 2018


isn't jongen plural. so it should translate to the boys instead of the boy..?

February 2, 2018


'Jongen' is singular while 'jongens' is plural. So 'de jongen' means the boy and 'de jongens' means the boys

March 2, 2018


Is jongen pronounced differently when there's a "de" in front of it then when there's a "een"?

May 19, 2018


Is "jongen" pronounced like "yoin"?

May 24, 2019


Jogen, is not speeling "Yore(n)" no ? Perhaps in Belgium ?

June 1, 2019
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