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Hallo allemaal! Ik heet Gabriella. Hi everybody! I’m Gabriella.
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 use the verb houden van.
In this lesson, we will learn how to use komen, the fourth verb in our series dedicated to the most common Dutch verbs.
Komen means "to come" in Dutch, and we use it a lot! Laten we beginnen! Let’s go!
Imagine a friend of yours is talking to you about a party, and he wants to know if you’re going. He might ask you Wil je komen? That means "Will you come?"
So supposing you want to go, you will say, Ja, ik kom! That means "Yes I’m coming!”
[slowly] Ja, ik kom.
So let’s break down this answer.
First we had-
Ja which is simply "Yes."
Then ik, which is "I" in Dutch.
After that we have kom, which is the present tense form of the verb komen.
So, all together it is Ja, ik kom.
A more common way of saying this is Ja, ik kom mee. This uses the preposition "mee" at the end meaning "with".
In Dutch, komen is exactly the same as "to come."
It is a very common verb that you should be careful not to mix up with gaan, which only means "to go to", as we’ve seen before.
Let’s look at another situation we can use komen in. If you are organizing a party, for example, you can confirm that someone is coming by asking them Kom je naar het feest vanavond? That is "Are you coming to the party tonight?"
To answer this question, you can add something after this verb, as in Ja, ik kom met wat vrienden. Here you said "Yes, I am coming with some friends." If you want to say that you’re coming with your boyfriend you would say Ja, ik kom met mijn vriend. “Yes, I’m coming with my boyfriend”, or Ja, ik kom met mijn vriendin. “Yes, I’m coming with my girlfriend”.
The verb komen is also often used as an order or as motivational advice, as in Kom op! "Come on!" Or Kom hier! That is, "Come here!"
You can add the word weer “again”, or terug “back” after komen to create sentences like "I'll come back again tomorrow", it is just Ik kom morgen weer terug!
Now it’s time for Gabriella's Insights.
Just like in English you can use the verb komen to say "Come in!" if you’re inviting someone to enter a room.
In this case it will be Kom binnen! Which means "Come in!"
In this lesson, we learned how to use the verb komen to ask people to join others!
And that completes our series on common Dutch verbs. From the next lesson, we will jump into some very important question words!
Do you know how to ask questions starting with "What" in Dutch? I’ll be waiting for you in the next Nederlands in 3 minuten lesson.
Tot ziens!