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Dutch: Phrases > In trouble

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.

Is there a problem? Is er een probleem?
I didn't know. Dat wist ik niet.
Help! Help!
Quickly, call 112. Vlug, bel 112.
Call the police. Bel de politie.
Call an ambulance. Bel een ambulance.
Call the fire brigade. Bel de brandweer.
I am sick. I ben ziek.
My wallet / bag is stolen. Mijn portemonaie / tas is gestolen.
Where is the police station / hospital? Waar is het politibureau / ziekenhuis?
I am (not) insured. Ik ben (niet) verzekerd.
Am I being arrested? Word ik gearresteerd?
I want a lawyer. Ik wil een advocaat.
I need a translator. Ik heb een vertaler nodig.
Go away, or I'll scream. Ga weg, of ik ga gillen.
Piss off! Rot op.

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