Understand spoken Dutch

Words by frequency

The following shows a list of all the words on the site ordered by the number of times they appear in the sample sentences. So, for example, if a word happens to turn up in 50 of our example sentences, then it will appear higher up than a word which only appears in 10 of our example sentences. The number of example sentences in which a particular word appears is also shown. By clicking on a word you can see a list of all the example sentences in which that word appears. Note that this Lingopolo frequency table is not likely to give the same results as a scientific study based on millions and millions of sentences: the Lingopolo frequency is only based on the sentences on Lingopolo. For practical purposes though, the Lingopolo approximation is good enough to ensure that words are learnt in approximately the most useful order.
Rank Recording English Dutch Examples count Learn
1
the

de

2701
2
the

het

952
3
a; an

een

885
4
I

ik

594
5
is

is

489
6
and

en

426
7
in

in

324
8
you

je

322
9
it

het

310
10
not

niet

283
11
that

dat

276
12
of

van

264
13
Tom

Tom

258
14
with

met

177
15
to

te

164
16
there

er

155
17
he

hij

149
18
was

was

147
19
his

zijn

141
20
on

op

137
21
has

heeft

132
22
we

we

131
23
for

voor

116
24
my

mijn

109
25
what

wat

103
26
have

heb

102
27
this

dit

101
28
to; for

naar

99
29
but

maar

99
30
are

zijn

94
31
Yanni

Yanni

90
32
am

ben

82
33
no; none

geen

81
34
so

zo

81
35
how

hoe

80
36
this; these

deze

78
37
she

zij

75
38
can

kan

73
39
your

je

71
40
her

haar

69