Dutch numbers

Play Games As You Learn to Count in Dutch

Some experts tell us that counting is intuitive, but it is not. One must learn their numbers and learn to count in your own language as a young child or when learning a new language like Dutch. Numbers are a valuable tool and essential life skill. In our real-life, we relate numbers to quantities. Think about all the things you count in a day, making knowing numbers important. Such as: Telling time, setting up an appointment, ordering at a restaurant, going to a grocery store, discussing the bill, giving an address to a taxi driver, and much more. Numbers and counting play a prominent role in daily conversation. Understanding numbers and counting are essential for communication.

Numbers play a huge role in daily activities, and many times we do not even realize we are counting. Many games require you to know your numbers to play. By knowing your numbers in Dutch, you will be able to accomplish and understand essential communication.

Do not use only one resource to learn the numbers and counting in Dutch

There are many resources out there to learn how to count in Dutch: apps, videos, songs, and charts are all worthwhile and particularly useful. But the most essential resource is YOU, your desire to learn numbers and counting. Make every moment a counting opportunity, and practice, practice, practice! You can practice all day long while learning—count steps, stairs, sights, cars—everything! In no time, you will be an expert at counting in Dutch. Learn the numbers from one to twenty.

When learning a new language it is nice to play games to improve the retention of the language. Here is a game of tic tac toe to help with the numbers from one to ten.

LingoHut provides games with every lesson on our website. Play a game of concentration to improve your retention on the numbers from eleven to twenty.

An Important pattern to remember when learning to count in Dutch

Saying some numbers in Dutch do not follow the pattern English does. The numbers in Dutch from 21 to 99 say the last digit first.  Example: twenty-one in English is in Dutch one-and-twenty (een-en-twintig). It takes some time to get used to, but you will be an expert in Dutch numbers if you remember this. This pattern does not only happen in Dutch but also in German.  Do you know other languages that follow this pattern? Check out these videos to get familiar with the new pattern.

The most challenging numbers are twenty-one to ninety-nine, why not play a matching game to see how your retention is coming along? How about learning how to count by 10’s in Dutch?

You are doing great. Lets play a listening game to see how you are doing? How about counting by 100’s?

Before you move on to the next numbers check out these flashcards to see how the retention is coming along. Well why not become a pro and know how to count by 1,000’s all the way to 10,000. How are you doing with your Dutch numbers so far?

Visit LingoHut.com to learn more words in Dutch and get a different experience learning these numbers by play the games that complement each lesson, such as tic tac toe, concentration game, matching game, a listening game, and flashcards. Thank you for learning with us.

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