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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

QuestionsEdit

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.

Examples:Edit

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.

Examples:Edit

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

LessonsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Questions

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