How to use personal pronouns in Dutch

How to use personal pronouns in Dutch

You want to learn how to use Dutch personal pronouns? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Dutch lessons complete with useful examples. I, you, he, she... we explain all you need to know about Dutch personal pronouns in bite-size lessons.

Dutch personal pronouns : I

A personal pronoun is what we call the English words 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'we' and 'they'. Just like English, Dutch has a set of personal pronouns. The Dutch word for 'I' is 'ik'. The word 'ik' is generally used as the subject of a verb ('I go', 'I see', 'I work' etc.). The Dutch word for 'me' is generally 'mij'. The word 'mij' is typically used with prepositions.


alleen ik
just me
en ik ?
and me ?
ik ook niet
me neither
ik niet
not me
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Personal pronouns are what we call the words I, you, he, she, we and they. Learning personal pronouns is important in Dutch, but you don't need to learn them all at once. Focus instead on just three Dutch personal pronouns to get started. We suggest that you learn ik, jij and zij (I, you, they). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Dutch personal pronouns including useful examples. Learn the three Dutch personal pronouns ik, jij and zij by heart and then move on to Step 3 (the indefinite article in Dutch).

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