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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

Relative PronounsEdit

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.

WatEdit

Wat is used when refering to whole phrases, to indefinite pronouns, or to adjectives

WieEdit

Wie is used when die is preceded by a preposition and when referring to no particular person.

Wiens (Wier?)Edit

These are technically "whose." Wiens should refer to masculine nouns and wier to feminine and plural nouns, but in practice, only wiens is used.

LessonsEdit

Lesson 1Edit

  • dat = that, which
  • wie = who
  • wat = what
  • die = that
  • wiens = whose

ReferencesEdit

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Pronouns-relative

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