Dutch Definite Articles

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About this app

Learn the correct definite article spelling of every Dutch noun word.

Every noun in the Dutch language has either 'de' or 'het' as its definite article: de slager, het vlees, etc. Unfortunately, there are few rules and many exceptions when to select 'de' or 'het'. So to avoid awkward spelling mistakes and write and speak Dutch like a native speaker, you have to memorize the definite article of many common Dutch nouns.

This unique app helps you train and increase your knowledge and mastery of this essential aspect of the Dutch language. An essential gadget if you are learning the spelling and grammar of the Dutch language, whether at school, on a course or self study. Helping you to write correctly spelled letters and mails in Dutch as well as avoid distracting mistakes in everyday conversation and presentations in this language.

You are notified of three official spelling rules regarding the Dutch definite article of nouns:
1) Compound words always have the definite article of the 'core' word (at the end): de tafel, het laken, het tafelLAKEN.
2) Diminuitive words always have 'het' as definite article: de tafel, het tafelTJE.
3) Nouns in plural form have always 'de' as definite article: het laken, de lakenS.

Educate yourself with help of the most relevant 20,000 Dutch nouns in the database, which are checked against the latest official spelling and grammar rules by a native speaker from the Netherlands. Due to its large database, covering all common Dutch nouns you will encounter in everyday or business conversations, this app does not need an internet connection to function.

You can select a quiz of between 10 and 50 words in three difficulty levels, indicated by dots. With one dot you encounter all nouns from the essential Dutch vocabulary. More dots mean a higher proportion of longer, rare or historic words.

You can also quickly look up the correct article for a noun or search and browse through the list of 20,000 Dutch words. All situations in which a noun can get both 'de' or 'het' as definite article, typically through different meaning or context, are clearly marked.

If you miss any nouns, have an idea for this app or you encounter any diffculty, feel free to mail us: info@prosultsstudio.com.
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More on this unique Dutch noun definite articles app and spelling of words in the Dutch language on our site: https://www.prosultsstudio.com
Updated on
Aug 24, 2023

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What's new

New user interface. Graphs of your study results added. More words: now in total 20,000. Enjoy!