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General - Essentials

Kunt u me alstublieft helpen?
您能帮助我吗?(nín néng bāngzhù wǒ ma?)
Asking for help
Spreekt u Engels?
您讲英语吗?(nín jiǎng yīngyǔ ma?)
Asking if a person speaks English
Spreekt u _[taal]_?
您会讲__吗?(nín huì jiǎng __ ma?)
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Ik spreek geen _[taal]_.
我不会讲__。(Wǒ bù huì jiǎng __.)
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Dat begrijp ik niet.
我不明白。(Wǒ bù míngbái.)
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Hallo!
您好!(nín hǎo!)
Standard greeting
Hoi!
你好!(nǐ hǎo!)
Informal greeting
Goeiemorgen!
早上好!(zǎoshang hǎo!)
Greeting used in the morning
Goeienavond!
晚上好!(wǎnshàng hǎo!)
Greeting used in the evening
Goedenacht!
晚安!(wǎn'ān!)
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
Hoe gaat het?
您好吗?(nín hǎo ma?)
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Goed, bedankt.
很好,谢谢。(hěn hǎo, xièxiè.)
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Hoe heet je?
您叫什么名字?(nín jiào shénme míngzì?)
Asking the other person's name
Mijn naam is___.
我叫___。(wǒ jiào ___.)
Telling someone your name
Waar kom je vandaan?
您来自哪里?(nín láizì nǎlǐ?)
Asking about someone's origin
Ik kom uit___.
我来自___。(wǒ láizì ___.)
Answering about your origin
Hoe oud ben je?
您多大了?(nín duōdàle?)
Asking about someone's age
Ik ben___.
我___岁了。(wǒ ___ suìle.)
Answering about your age
Ja
是(shì)
Positive reply
Nee
不是(bùshì)
Negative reply
Alstublieft
请(qǐng)
Filler word to add polite touch
Alsjeblieft!
给你!(gěi nǐ!)
Used when giving something to someone
Dankjewel.
谢谢。(xièxiè.)
Thanking someone
Heel erg bedankt.
非常感谢。(fēicháng gǎnxiè.)
Thanking someone very warmly
Graag gedaan.
不客气。(bù kèqì.)
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Het spijt me.
对不起。(duìbùqǐ.)
Apologizing for something
Pardon.
打扰了。(dǎrǎole.)
Getting the attention of someone
Het is al goed.
没有关系。(méiyǒu guānxì.)
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Geen probleem.
没关系。(méiguānxì.)
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Kijk uit!
当心!(dāngxīn!)
Making someone aware of a danger
Ik heb honger.
我饿了。(wǒ è le.)
Used when feeling hungry
Ik heb dorst.
我渴了。(wǒ kě le.)
Used when feeling thirsty
Ik ben moe.
我累了。(wǒ lèi le.)
Used when feeling tired
Ik ben ziek.
我病了。(wǒ bìng le.)
Used when feeling sick
Ik weet het niet.
我不知道。(wǒ bù zhīdào.)
You don't know the answer to a question
Leuk om je te ontmoeten.
认识您真高兴。(rènshí nín zhēn gāoxìng.)
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Tot ziens!
再见!(zàijiàn!)
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

Ik wil graag een klacht indienen.
我要投诉。(wǒ yào tóusù.)
Polite way of starting your complaint
Wie is er hier verantwoordelijk?
谁负责管理这里?(shuí fùzé guǎnlǐ zhèlǐ?)
Finding out who is responsible
Dit is echt onacceptabel.
这简直无法接受。(zhè jiǎnzhí wúfǎ jiēshòu.)
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
Ik wil mijn geld terug!
我要求退款!(wǒ yāoqiú tuì kuǎn!)
Asking for a refund
We wachten al meer dan een uur.
我们已经等待一个小时了。(wǒmen yǐjīng děngdài yīgè xiǎoshíliǎo.)
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

Dit eten smaakt goor!
这太难吃了!(zhè tài nán chīle!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
Dit drinken smaakt als pis!
这太难喝了!(zhè tài nán hēle!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
Dit is een schijtplek!
这个地方太垃圾了!(zhège dìfāng tài lèsèle!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
Deze auto is een berg schroot!
这车就是一件破烂!(zhè chē jiùshì yī jiàn pòlàn!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
De bediening is verschrikkelijk!
服务太糟糕了!(fúwù tài zāogāole!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
Dit is echt afzetterij!
这就是敲诈!(zhè jiùshì qiāozhà!)
Rudely complaining about a high price
Dat is gelul!
扯淡!(chědàn!)
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
Je bent een stomme idioot!
你就是个愚蠢的低能儿!(nǐ jiùshì gè yúchǔn de dīnéng ér!)
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
Je begrijpt er geen drol van!
你知道个屁!(nǐ zhīdào gè pì!)
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Lazer op!
滚开!(gǔn kāi!)
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Laten we dit buiten regelen!
我们到外面来解决问题!(wǒmen dào wàimiàn lái jiějué wèntí!)
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment