Relative Pronouns is the fifty-first (assuming left to right) skill in the Dutch language tree with an individual lesson about relative pronouns. In English, these pronouns include that, whose, who, and which.
Tips and NotesEdit
The relative pronoun in English is often left out, but it is a very important part of the sentence in Dutch.
Dat and DieEdit
Dat translates to either "that" or "which". It can be used to specify the subject or give more information about something or someone else in the sentence. If dat would be proceeded by a preposition, use waar+that preposition instead. It is only used with het words. Die is much the same, but applies to de words instead.
Wat is used when refering to whole phrases, to indefinite pronouns, or to adjectives
Wie is used when die is preceded by a preposition and when referring to no particular person.
These are technically "whose." Wiens should refer to masculine nouns and wier to feminine and plural nouns, but in practice, only wiens is used.
- dat = that, which
- wie = who
- wat = what
- die = that
- wiens = whose
Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Pronouns-relative