Dutch Past

This is a list of verbs in the past tense in Dutch. First let's start with the raw format before conjugating the verbs to the past form. Make sure to compare this table and the one below it.

To see: Zien
To write: Schrijven
To love: Beminnen
To give: Geven
To play: Spelen
To read: Lezen
To understand: Begrijpen
To have: Hebben
To know: Weten
To learn: Leren
To think: Denken
To work: Werken
To speak: Spreken
To drive: Rijden
To smile: Lachen
To find: Vinden

These samples show how the verbs above are conjugated in the past tense in a sentence which includes all the object pronouns (I, you, she...).

I saw you: Ik zag je
I wrote with a pen: Ik schreef met een pen
You loved apples: Je hield van appels
You gave money: Je gaf geld
You played tennis: Je speelde tennis
He read (past) a book: Hij las (verleden tijd) een boek
He understood me: Hij begreep me
She had a cat: Ze had een kat
She knew my friend: Ze kende mijn vriend
We wanted to learn: We wilden leren
We thought Spanish is easy: We dachten dat Spaans eenvoudig was
You (plural) worked here: Jullie (meervoud) werkten hier
You (plural) spoke French: Jullie (meervoud) spraken Frans
They drove a car: Ze bestuurde een Auto
They smiled: Ze glimlachte

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