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How To Say ‘Thank you’ in Dutch

How to Say Thank You in Dutch

In most cultures, it is custom to express gratitude in some way or another. The dictionary defines gratitude as follows: it is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. Giving a sincere, thankful response to someone’s actions or words is often the ‘glue’ that keeps relationships together. This is true in most societies! Doing so in a foreign country also shows your respect and appreciation for the culture. Words have great power - use these ones sincerely and often!

Table of Contents

  1. 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Dutch
  2. Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes
  3. Infographic & Audio Lesson: Survival Phrases - Thank You
  4. Video Lesson: ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages
  5. How DutchPod101 Can Help You

So, how do you say ‘Thank you’ in Dutch? You can learn easily! Below, DutchPod101 brings you perfect translations and pronunciation as you learn the most common ways Dutch speakers say ‘Thanks’ in various situations.

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1. 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Dutch

1- Thank you.

Dank je wel.

The magical words that can bring a smile to any face. For one day, truly mean it whenever you say these words, and see how this lifts your spirit too!

2- That’s very kind of you.

Dat is erg aardig van u.

This phrase is appropriate when someone clearly goes out of their way to give good service, or to offer you a kindness.

3- Thanks for your kind words!

Bedankt voor je vriendelijke woorden!

Someone paid you a compliment and made you feel good? That is kind of him/her, so express your gratitude!

4- Thank you for coming today.

Dank jullie wel dat jullie wilden komen vandaag.

This welcoming phrase should be part of your arsenal if you’re conducting more formal meetings with Dutch speakers. If you’re hosting a party, this is also a good phrase when you greet your Dutch guests!

5- Thank you for your consideration.

Bedankt voor uw begrip.

This is a more formal, almost solemn way to thank someone for their thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards you. It is also suitable to use when a native speaker has to consider something you submit, like a job application, a project or a proposal. You are thanking them, in essence, for time and effort they are about to, or have spent on your submission.

6- Thanks a lot!

Ontzettend bedankt !

This means the same as ‘Thank you’, but with energy and enthusiasm added! It means almost the same as ‘thank you so much’ in Dutch. Use this in an informal setting with your Dutch friends or teachers.

7- Teachers like you are not easy to find.

Leerkrachten als jij zijn niet makkelijk te vinden.

Some phrases are compliments, which express gratitude by inference. This is one of them. If you’re particularly impressed with your DutchPod101 teacher, this is an excellent phrase to memorize!

8- Thank you for spending time with us.

Dank jullie wel dat jullie de tijd met ons wilden doorbrengen.

Any host at a gathering with Dutch speakers, such as a meeting or a party, should have this under his/her belt! Use it when you’re saying goodbye or busy closing a meeting. It could also be another lovely way to thank your Dutch language teacher for her time.

9- Thank you for being patient and helping me improve.

Dank u wel voor uw geduld en om me te helpen beter te worden.

This phrase is another sure way to melt any formal or informal Dutch teacher’s heart! Teaching is not easy, and often a lot of patience is required from the teacher. Thank him/her for it! It’s also a good phrase to use if you work in Netherlands, and want to thank your trainer or employer. You will go a long way towards making yourself a popular employee - gratitude is the most attractive trait in any person!

10- You’re the best teacher ever!

Je bent de beste leerkracht ooit!

This is also an enthusiastic way to thank your teacher by means of a compliment. It could just make their day!

11- Thank you for the gift.

Bedankt voor het cadeau.

This is a good phrase to remember when you’re the lucky recipient of a gift. Show your respect and gratitude with these words.

12- I have learned so much thanks to you.

Dankzij u heb ik ontzettend veel geleerd.

What a wonderful compliment to give a good teacher! It means they have succeeded in their goal, and you’re thankful for it.

2. Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes

On the run to Netherlands? Wait! You can’t go without some basic language phrases under your belt! Especially if you’re heading to meet your prospective employer! Either in person or online, knowing how to say ‘Thank you’ in the Dutch language will only improve their impression of you! DutchPod101 saves you time with this short lesson that nevertheless packs a punch. Learn to say ‘Thank you’ in Dutch in no time!

3. Audio Lesson: Survival Phrases - Thank You

5 Ways to Say Thank You in Dutch

Perhaps you think it’s unimportant that you don’t know what ‘Thank you’ is in Dutch, or that it’s too difficult a language to learn. Yet, as a traveler or visitor, you will be surprised at how far you can go using a little bit of Dutch in Netherlands!

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At DutchPod101, we offer you a few ways of saying ‘Thank you’ in Dutch that you have no excuse not knowing, as they’re so simple and easy to learn. The lesson is geared to aid your ‘survival’ in formal and informal situations in Netherlands, so don’t wait! You will never have to google ‘How do you say thanks in Dutch’ again…!

4. ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages

For the global traveler in a hurry, here are 31 ways to say ‘Thank you’! These are the first words you need to learn in any foreign language - it is sure to smooth your way with native speakers by showing your gratitude for services rendered, and your respect for their culture! Learn and know how to correctly say ‘Thank you’ in 31 different languages in this short video.

5. Why would DutchPod101 be the perfect choice to learn Dutch?

However, you need not stop at ‘Thank you’ in Dutch - why not learn to speak the language?! You have absolutely nothing to lose. Research has shown that learning a new language increases intelligence and combats brain-aging. Also, the ability to communicate with native speakers in their own language is an instant way to make friends and win respect! Or imagine you know how to write ‘Thank you’ to that special Dutch friend after a date…he/she will be so impressed!

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