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Dutch: Phrases > Shopping

The sentences presented in this section will help you with the most basic expressions in Dutch. It will certainly not be enough in order to start a conversation in Dutch, however being able to say a few words in the country's native language will evoke sympathy and understanding.

The good news is that especially when you are traveling to The Netherlands, virtually everyone will speak English as a second language. However, it is a polite gesture to ask first.

English
Dutch
"Where is
the nearest bank?
the nearest supermarket?
the nearest butcher?
the nearest post office?
the nearest shopping centre?
the nearest pharmacy?"
"Waar is ...
... de dichtsbijzijnde bank?
... de dichtsbijzijnde supermarkt?
... de dichtsbijzijnde slager?
... het dichtsbijzijnde postkantoor?
... het dichtsbijzijnde winkelcentrum?
... de dichtsbijzijnde apotheek?"
Could you give me some small change please? Kunt u mij kleingeld geven, alstublieft?
How do I get there? Hoe kom ik erheen?
Is it far to go by foot? Is her ver te voet?
Can I pay with my credit card? Kan ik met mijn kredietkaart betalen?
How much does this cost? And that? Hoeveel kost dit? En dat?
It is not exactly what I am looking for. Het is niet precies wat ik zoek.
I (do not) like it. Het bevalt me (niet).
Can you change this for me? Kunt u dit voor mij wisselen?
Can you give me something against sunburn? Kunt u mij iets tegen zonnenbrand geven?
That is very expensive / cheap. Dat is heel duur / goedkoop.
I'll take it. I'll buy it. Ik neem het. Ik hoop het.

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