Questions is the sixteenth (assuming read left to right) skill of the Dutch language tree. It has two lessons. These lessons introduce the learner of Dutch to a set of open- and closed-ended questions, as well as how to frame them in Dutch.

Tips and NotesEdit


In both Dutch and English, there are two types of questions. These two types are open-ended and closed-ended. Open-ended questions are questions that can have a variety of answers, while closed-ended questions can have either "yes" or "no."

Closed-ended QuestionsEdit

Closed-ended questions are more difficult in English than in Dutch. In English, closed-ended questions are either formed with the auxiliary verb "to do" or they have an inversion of verb and subject. In Dutch, only the latter exists.


Do I have it? -> Heb ik het? Is it dry? -> Is het droog?

Open-ended QuestionsEdit

Open-ended questions always begin with a question word. These words include who, what, where, when, and why.


Why is he red? -> Waarom is hij rood? What do I have? -> Wat heb ik?


Lesson 1Edit

  • wat = what
  • welk(e) = which
  • waarom = why
  • waar = where
  • hoeveel = how much/many
  • hoe = how

Lesson 2Edit

  • het antwoord = answer
  • de vraag = question
  • wie = who
  • wiens = whose
  • wanneer = when
  • doen = to do


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