- 1 How do you greet a Dutch person?
- 2 How do you answer Hoe gaat het?
- 3 How is it with you in Dutch?
- 4 What’s your name in Dutch?
- 5 Why do Dutch kiss 3 times?
- 6 Is Dutch easy to learn?
- 7 How do you say hello in Amsterdam?
- 8 What is the meaning of Hoe gaat het?
- 9 How do you respond to Dankjewel?
- 10 How do you say best wishes in Dutch?
- 11 What is the most common Dutch last name?
How do you greet a Dutch person?
- The common greeting in the Netherlands is a handshake along with a nod of the head.
- Among friends and family, it is common to greet one another by kissing on alternating cheeks three times.
- Take both your hands out of your pockets if you shake someone’s hand.
How do you answer Hoe gaat het?
Gaat redelijk = I feel ok. It’s quite a neutral answer. Usually, the answerer feels fine, but is busy at the same time or something is bothering. Not necesarily a personal matter.
How is it with you in Dutch?
In informal situations use: How are you? Hoe gaat het? How are you? Hoe gaat het me je?
What’s your name in Dutch?
What’s your name? Hoe heet je? What is your name?
Why do Dutch kiss 3 times?
In the Netherlands it is considered quite normal for Dutch people to greet each other with three kisses on the cheek. It is also custom to do the same again when saying good bye. It’s just a friendly way of saying hello and farewell.
Is Dutch easy to learn?
How hard is it to learn? Dutch is probably the easiest language to learn for English speakers as it positions itself somewhere between German and English. However, de and het are quite possibly the hardest part to learn, as you have to memorise which article each noun takes.
How do you say hello in Amsterdam?
Hello and Other Greetings
- Hallo (“HAH low”)—Hello. Universal greeting for hello (and by far the easiest to say).
- Hoi (“hoy”)—Hi. Used more often with people you know.
- Goedemorgen (“KHOO duh MORE khen”)—Good morning.
- Goedenmiddag (“KHOO duh midakh”)—Good afternoon.
- Goedenavond (“KHOO dun AH fohnt”)—Good evening.
What is the meaning of Hoe gaat het?
Hoe gaat het= How is it going.
How do you respond to Dankjewel?
You answer with “dank u wel” in the polite form, or “dank je wel” in the informal way. Often shortened to “dank u” or “dank je”. Also shortened to “bedankt” of “bedankt hoor”.
How do you say best wishes in Dutch?
- zegenwensen, de ~ Noun.
- heilwensen, de ~ Noun.
What is the most common Dutch last name?
Top 10 most common Dutch surnames
- De Jong. (86,534 in 2007) De Jong in 2007.
- Jansen. (75,698 in 2007) Jansen in 2007.
- De Vries. (73,152 in 2007) De Vries in 2007.
- Van de Berg / van den Berg / van der Berg. (60,135 in 2007)
- Van Dijk. (57,879 in 2007)
- Bakker. (56,864 in 2007)
- Janssen. (55,394 in 2007)
- Visser. (50,929 in 2007)