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6. The form of to be // Basics 3

To be

 

I am- Ik ben

You are- Jij bent

She is- Zij is

He is- Hij is

We are- Wij zijn

You are (1 person) - Jij bent

You are (2 or more people) - Jullie zijn

 

past form

I was- Ik was

You were- Jij was

She was- Zij was

He was- Hij was

We were- Wij waren

You were (1 person) - Jij was

You were (2 or more people) - Jullie waren

 

If you want to add something (what you are) you can just add the word normally, like in English.

 

I am crazy:

Ik ben gek.

 

List of words possible to use in these scenteces:

 

Crazy-gek

Funny-grappig

Nice-Aardig

Sweet-Lief

Evil-Kwaardaardig

Stupid-Dom

Smart-slim

 

If you add an (een) after the to be form you can then fill in any job role as person. (Policeman, firefighter etc.)

 

Policeman-Politieman

Firefighter-Brandweerman

Chauffeur-Chauffeur

Truckdriver-Vrachtwagenchauffer

Pilot-Piloot

Docter-Dokter

Salesman/woman-Verkooper/ster

 

Chapter test


Translate to Dutch:

You were a docter.

 

 

Answer

Jij was een dokter.

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