Dear followers, and especially anyone in school, yes, I am looking at you! I am back with another 101, and this time it’s on going back to school, or anything to do with school. We all know how it is, we’ve all been there. So if you want to make a great impression on your first days, pretend you’re a Dutch foreign exchange student with these phrases.
School - School
Klas - Class as in I am in class B.
Leerling - singular form of student. (male)
Leerlinge - singular form of student. (female)
Leerlingen - plural form of student.
Middelbare school - High school.
Basisschool - Middle school.
Leraar - singular form of teacher. (male)
Lerares - singular form of teacher. (female)
Leraren - plural form of teacher.
Les - Lesson, or class. As in I am going to class. “Ik ga naar de les” - “I am going to the lesson.”
Lesgeven - Teaching
Ik geef les - I teach
Jij geeft les - You teach
Hij/Zij/Het geeft les - He/She/It teaches
Wij geven les - We teach
Zij geven les - They teach
Schoolboeken - School books
Biologie - Biology
Geschiedenis - History
Economie - Economics
Wiskunde - Mathematics
Filosofie - Philosophy
Scheikunde - Science
Engels - English
Nederlands - Dutch
Spaans - Spanish
Frans - French
Duits - German
Arabisch - Arabic
Chinees - Chinese
Grieks - Greek
Latijn - Latin
Hebreeuws - Hebrew
Maatschappijleer - Social sciences
Godsdienst - Religion
Aardrijkskunde - Geography
To graduate - Slagen
Although there is a normal present form, the most common use is the present perfect.
Ik ben geslaagd - I graduated
Jij bent geslaagd - You graduated
Hij/Zij/Het is geslaagd - He/She/It graduated
Wij zijn geslaagd - We graduated
Zij zijn geslaagd - They graduated
I hope this was something fun to read, or maybe you found that there was something missing, please inbox me!