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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.

Lesson focus

In this lesson, we will continue to learn more phrases that will help you with basic etiquette.
The Dutch are very hospitable.
They use phrases of gratitude quite often. Even though you may not get the chance to use Graag gedaan, the phrase for "You're welcome," during your trip to the Netherlands, there's a very good chance you will hear it. So let's have a closer look at it!
In Dutch, "You're welcome" is Graag gedaan. Graag gedaan.
Let's break it down by syllable: Graag ge-daan.
Now let's hear it once again: Graag gedaan.
To recap, the words Graag gedaan mean, "You're welcome."
You can also respond to someone that has thanked you by using two very similar expressions.
They are geen probleem, geen probleem, which means, "No problem," and Het is niets, Het is niets, which means, "It's nothing."
Geen probleem
Let's break it down by syllable: Geen pro-bleem.
Now let's hear it once again: Geen probleem.
Het is niets, let's break it down: Het is niets.
Now let's hear it one more time: Het is niets.
Please remember, Geen probleem, "No problem," and Het is niets means, "It's nothing."
We can use any of these expressions, Graag gedaan, Geen probleem, and Het is niets, in any situation, formal or informal.


Okay, to close out today's 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 shouting it aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so "veel succes", which means "good luck" in Dutch.
"You're welcome." - Graag gedaan.
Graag gedaan.
Graag gedaan.
"No problem." - Geen probleem.
Geen probleem.
Geen probleem.
"It's nothing." - Het is niets.
Het is niets.
Het is niets
All right, that's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by DutchPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment. Tot ziens!