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

3258
2
a; an

een

1208
3
the

het

1192
4
I

ik

777
5
is

is

705
6
and

en

506
7
in

in

431
8
you

je

419
9
of

van

397
10
it

het

381
11
not

niet

362
12
that

dat

359
13
Tom

Tom

318
14
he

hij

247
15
with

met

229
16
to

te

227
17
was

was

200
18
his

zijn

195
19
for

voor

193
20
there

er

189
21
on

op

181
22
has

heeft

180
23
we

we

176
24
my

mijn

163
25
are

zijn

134
26
have

heb

131
27
what

wat

131
28
this

dit

130
29
but

maar

123
30
she

ze

118
31
to; for

naar

114
32
can

kan

111
33
her

haar

104
34
am

ben

103
35
no; none

geen

103
36
me

me

98
37
this; these

deze

98
38
from

van

97
39
your

je

95
40
how

hoe

91