Enter a phrase in English to search for a Dutch translation. Of course you can also enter a word in Dutch for an English translation as both English and Dutch are searched simultaneously in the English-Dutch dictionary. If there are too many results in the English-Dutch dictionary you can use different search filters to refine your search for English and Dutch translations. The filters will narrow your search for English-Dutch within different categories, region, style, grammar and more.
Search the English-Dutch dictionary by letter
Are you unsure about how to spell an English word and are unable to find it by using the search function? Click on the letters below to get a complete list of English words with translations found in the English-Dutch dictionary. Once you find the fitting English word you can click on it to be taken to the translation result page in the dictionary.
Verify an English-Dutch translation
Here you can see the most recent user-contributions to the English-Dutch dictionary. Have your say on which words have correct translations by voting to add an English-Dutch translation to the dictionary. While verifying a word you can also edit information in a recently added English-Dutch translation.
a clean slate
Een schone lei
Suggest new English to Dutch translation
Are you familiar with a particular English or Dutch dialect? Do you know any special colloquial English and Dutch phrases? In the box below you can quickly and easily make your own addition to the English-Dutch dictionary.
The contributions of our users are an important way to gain knowledge of new English to Dutch translations. You can help out by adding any colloquial or regional expressions you might be familiar with to the English-Dutch dictionary. Do not miss out on the fun, join in on bab.la and be a part of creating the largest online dictionary collection in the world. We are adding words to the English-Dutch dictionary all the time since languages are constantly evolving. As the same English word can have many different meanings in Dutch, several different translations are possible. To ensure that the English-Dutch dictionary maintains a high quality, all new Dutch words need to be approved by other users. After 10 different users have checked a new addition the English-Dutch dictionary it will be included in database. Before that, it will still show up in searches for the benefit of others, but will be marked as unverified.
Register as a user on bab.la by signing up today. As a registered member of the bab.la community you immediately start earning points for the world ranking. You are awarded points by, for example, making new Dutch word suggestions to the English-Dutch dictionary. Should you have questions about an English to Dutch translation you can always post a question in the English-Dutch forum.