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Hallo! Hello and welcome to Dutch Survival Phrases brought to you by DutchPod101.com, this course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to the Netherlands. You will be surprised at how far a little Dutch will go.
Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by DutchPod101.com and there, you will find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.

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There is a wide variety of Dutch dishes and your job as a visitor is to try as many different foods as possible! However, before you start eating, you have to get to the table! In today's lesson, we will cover getting to the table in a restaurant.
When entering a restaurant in the Netherlands, they will greet you with Goedendag, which means both, "Good morning," and "Good afternoon," or Goedenavond, which is, "Good evening."
In the Netherlands, when entering a restaurant, the waiter or waitress will ask the question, "How many people in your party?" Practicing this phrase will come in handy at some point.
"How many people in your party?" in Dutch is: Hoeveel personen?
The first word, hoeveel, means, "how much."
Let's break this word down: Hoe-veel.
Hoeveel is followed by personen, which in Dutch, means, "people."
So, let's hear the whole question once again: Hoeveel personen?
Now let's go over how to answer.
In Dutch, you would respond by giving the waiter or waitress the number of people you're with. So for example, let's say there are three of you.
In Dutch, this would be drie personen.
Let's break it down and say it one more time. Drie per-so-nen.
Now we're going to review some numbers in Dutch in case your party happens to be bigger.
The numbers one through five are een, twee, drie, vier, and vijf.
Once again, that's een, twee, drie, vier, viif.
If there are four of you, you will simply say the number "four" plus persons.
Vier personen.
If you are by yourself, the proper answer to the question would be Alleen ik.
In English, this means, "Only me."
Let's break these words down and see them one more time: Al-leen ik.
Alleen ik.
The first word, alleen, means, "only."
The second word, ik, means, "I."
The whole phrase once again is Alleen ik, or in English, "Only me."


Okay, to close out this lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for saying it aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so good luck, that also means “good luck” in Dutch.
"How many people in your party?" - Hoeveel personen?
Hoeveel personen?
Hoeveel personen?
"We're three." - Drie personen.
Drie personen.
Drie personen.
"We're two." - Twee personen.
Twee personen.
Twee personen.
"Only me." - Alleen ik.
Alleen ik.
Alleen ik.
All right, that's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by DutchPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment. Tot ziens!