Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns is the thirty-seventh (assuming left to right) skill in the Dutch language tree with a total of five lessons. In these lessons, the learner of Dutch learns about reflexive verbs. These verbs require the subject to also be an object in the sentence. An English example is "He washes himself." They are more common in Dutch than in English.

Tips and notesEdit

This is the table of the reflexive pronouns for reference:

English Dutch unstressed Dutch stressed (very rare)
myself me mezelf
yourself (informal) je jezelf
yourself (formal) zich uzelf
himself/herself/itself zich zichzelf
ourselves ons onszelf
yourselves je jezelf
themselves zich zichzelf


Lesson 1Edit

  • wassen zich = to wash oneself
  • herinneren zich = to remember
  • voorstellen zich = to imagine, to introduce

Lesson 2Edit

  • elkaar = each other
  • bewegen zich = to move
  • gedragen zich = to behave
  • voelen zich = to feel

Lesson 3Edit

  • aankleden zich = to dress oneself
  • bevinden zich = to find oneself
  • haasten zich = to rush
  • scheren zich = to shave
  • interesseren zich = to be interested

Lesson 4Edit

  • veroorloven zich = to afford
  • omkleden zich = to change one's clothes
  • vervelen zich = to be bored
  • vragen zich = to wonder
  • verheugen zich = to look forward to

Lesson 5Edit

  • verbazen zich = to be surprised
  • vergissen zich = to be mistaken
  • schamen zich = to be ashamed
  • ergerren zich = to be annoyed


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