Flemish Vocabulary

The Flemish vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: één Two: twee Three: drie
Four: vier Five: vijf Six: zes
Seven: zeven Eight: acht Nine: negen
Ten: tien First: eerste Second: tweede

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: maandag Tuesday: dinsdag Wednesday: woensdag
Thursday: donderdag Friday: vrijdag Saturday: zaterdag
Sunday: zondag Now: nu Yesterday: gisteren
Today: vandaag Tonight: vanavond/deze avond Tomorrow: morgen


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: fruit Apples: appel
Bananas: banaan Tomatoes: tomaten
Potatoes: aardappelen Onions: uien/ajuinen

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: rood Green: groen Blue: blauw
White: wit Black: zwart Grey: grijs

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: ontbijt Lunch: middageten
Dinner: avondeten Milk: melk
Coffee: koffie Bread: brood


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: zonnig Windy: winderig Rainy: het regent
Snowy: het sneeuwt Cold: koud Hot: warm

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: jongen Girl: meisje
Son: zoon Daughter: dochter
Brother: broer Sister: zus
Man: man Woman: vrouw
Father: vader Mother: moeder
Grandfather: grootvader Grandmother: grootmoeder

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: huis Toilet: toilet Room: kamer
Bedroom: slaapkamer Kitchen: keuken Table: tafel

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: kat/poes Dog: hond Mouse: muis
Bird: vogel Cow: koe Horse: paard

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: kousen/sokken Shoes: schoenen Trousers: broek
Shirt: hemd Sweater: Coat: jas

Most popular languages in the world:

English: Engels French: Frans German: Duits
Spanish: Spaans Italian: Italiaans Portuguese:
Greek: Grieks Russian: Russisch Arabic: Arabisch
Hindi: Hindi Chinese: Chinees Japanese: Japans


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: Bus:
Hotel: Reservation:
Airport: Passport:

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: Teacher: leraar/lerares [m/f] Pen: pen/bic [coll]
Books: Page: Dictionary: woordenboek

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: hand Feet: Hair: haar
Eye: oog Mouth: mond Nose: neus

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: Doctor: dokter/arts [last only in hospitals and on signs]
Hospital: Pharmacy: apotheker/apotheek
Police: Stomach Ache:

As you can see, this Flemish vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.