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 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 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?
- wat = what
- welk(e) = which
- waarom = why
- waar = where
- hoeveel = how much/many
- hoe = how
- het antwoord = answer
- de vraag = question
- wie = who
- wiens = whose
- wanneer = when
- doen = to do
Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Questions