In last weeks post I talked about different vocabulary lists and how I planned to highlight what I considered to be the most useful verbs to learn first. With such a complex and new language you’ve got to start and narrow the list down in one way or another. My task for this week being “Reading Week” here in the UK is to recap everything from college from the last 3 lessons, all verbs, vocabulary etc and I have some homework too!
This post is going to give you the conjugated verbs I plan to learn first and work with in ordered to complete my homework. The homework task is to write 15 sentences using the vocabulary lists and the correct conjugation of the verbs. I had a run through these on Sunday after checking a few tricky ones with my Dutch buddy I didn’t do too badly on these. The main tip I’ve taken from it all is that there are just so many rules it’s a case of attacking it in away that is logical and covers any room for error.
e.g. Mijn vader hebben de boterham gekozen – ‘hebben’ is plural so the sentences doesn’t make sense. What is should read is Mijn vader heft de boterham gekozen – My father choose the sandwich.
With Dutch, as I’ve mentioned many times before in the last 3 months is RULES, RULES, RULES. There are rules for everything to consider at all times even when making the most simplest of sentences I guess it’s the same for any language and I’m not saying learning English is easy, we’re just lucky that the world has taken a shining to English and lots of people speak it.
So here is the link to my list of ‘Most Important Verbs’ to learn. There are 24 verbs and I plan to write up 24 sentences using every one of them in at least one way.
Here is my current list of practice sentences using irregular verbs that I believe are right. I have checked them and asked any dodgy looking ones to my Dutch friend. All being well I’ve not made another pluralizing issue. Do let me know if there are mistakes though. I am a big fan of mistakes because I think it helps you learn them fast so as not to make the same mistake twice! (The fact that a lot of them are past tense is purely coincidental!)Ik bedacht op jou – I thought of you Wij besloten gann op de Bioscoop – We decided to go to the cinema Ik bezocht mijn familie – I visited my family Ik bleef naar huis – I stayed home Jij brak jouw arm – You broke your arm De vrouw hielpen de mannen – The woman helps the men Wij lachen – We laugh Julie heeft opgeschoven naar huis – Julie moved house Hij schreef een briefje – He wrote a note Ik sprak naar mijn moeder – I spoke to my mother De man vroegen een questie – The man asked a question
p.s. See the comment below from my friend John. He explains my mistakes and corrects them!Sorry for all the edits! You can view my Week 3 homework Here!