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Hallo allemaal! Ik heet Marleen. Hi everybody! I’m Marleen.
Welcome to DutchPod101.com’s “Nederlands in 3 minuten”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Dutch.
In the last lesson, we learned how to count euro. Did you practice at home?
In this lesson, we're going to learn other useful tips to talk about your schedule - for example, when a friend asks you "What are you doing this weekend?"
Let’s start!
To ask someone you already know, or a friend, you say:
Wat ga je dit weekend doen?
What are you doing this weekend?
[slowly] Wat ga je dit weekend doen?
Let’s break it down.
Wat → is "what".
Ga (…) doen is "going to do".
Je means “you.”
And dit weekend is "this weekend"
All together it is: Wat ga je dit weekend doen?
It’s a fairly easy sentence to remember, and would be translated as “What are you doing this weekend?”
What if you’re not asking about this weekend?
Asking about a different time period is as easy as replacing dit weekend.
“Tomorrow” is morgen. So you can also say Wat ga je morgen doen? This means “What are you doing tomorrow?” Or, you could also put in a weekday, like maandag, "Monday" or zondag, which is "Sunday".
Wat ga je maandag doen? “What are you doing on Monday?”
Wat ga je zondag doen? “What are you doing on Sunday?”
So now, if someone asks *you* Wat ga je morgen doen?, or "What are you doing tomorrow?", how can you answer?
Here's an example - Ik ga werken. "I'm going to work." Ik ga means "I'm going to". Werken means “work,” as in the verb “to work”. And you can feel free to replace "work" with any other activity!
Now it’s time for Marleen’s Insights.
In some situations, the question Wat ga je doen? can also mean more generally "What are going to do right now?” or “what are you planning?” It’s common to ask this when you are wondering what someone is about to do, or where they are going at that moment.
In this lesson, we learned how to talk about your schedule. Next time, we are going to learn how to use the verb zijn, "to be". We'll also talk about how to tell people your nationality in Dutch.
I'll be waiting for you in the next Nederlands in drie minuten lesson!
Tot ziens!