Dutch Simple Past Tense Conjugations (Regular Verbs)

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Quiz covering the conjugations of regular verbs in the simple past tense.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Translate 'I noticed'. (merken)

    • A.

      Ik merkte

    • B.

      Ik merk

    • C.

      Ik merkde

    Correct Answer
    A. Ik merkte
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ik merkte" because it is the correct translation of "I noticed" in Dutch. The verb "merken" means "to notice" in English, and when conjugated in the past tense for the first person singular pronoun "I," it becomes "merkte." Therefore, "Ik merkte" accurately translates the given phrase.

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  • 2. 

    Translate 'you wished'. (wensen)

    • A.

      Je wenste

    • B.

      Je wenst

    • C.

      Je wensde

    Correct Answer
    A. Je wenste
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Je wenste". This is the correct translation of "you wished" in Dutch. The verb "wensen" means "to wish" and when conjugated for the second person singular informal pronoun "je" (you), it becomes "wenste".

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  • 3. 

    Translate 'he rested'. (rusten)

    • A.

      Hij rustde

    • B.

      Hij ruste

    • C.

      Hij rustte

    Correct Answer
    C. Hij rustte
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hij rustte" because in Dutch, the verb "rusten" (to rest) is conjugated in the past tense by adding the suffix "-te" to the stem of the verb. Therefore, "Hij rustte" translates to "He rested" in English.

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  • 4. 

    Translate 'we bled'. (bloeden)

    • A.

      We bloedten

    • B.

      We bloedden

    • C.

      We bloeden

    Correct Answer
    B. We bloedden
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We bloedden." This is the correct translation of "we bled" in Dutch. The verb "bloeden" means "to bleed" and the past tense form for the pronoun "we" is "bloedden." Therefore, the correct answer is "We bloedden."

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  • 5. 

    Translate 'you (plural) listened'. (luisteren)

    • A.

      Jullie luisterden

    • B.

      Jullie luisterten

    • C.

      Jullie luisterde

    Correct Answer
    A. Jullie luisterden
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Jullie luisterden". In Dutch, the verb "luisteren" means "to listen". When referring to "you" in the plural form, the word "jullie" is used. The past tense of "luisteren" in the plural form is "luisterden". Therefore, the correct translation of "you (plural) listened" is "Jullie luisterden".

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  • 6. 

    Translate 'they kissed'. (kussen)

    • A.

      Ze kusten

    • B.

      Ze kusden

    • C.

      Ze kusde

    Correct Answer
    A. Ze kusten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ze kusten." This is the correct translation of "they kissed" in Dutch. The verb "kusten" is the past tense form of the verb "kus" (to kiss) when referring to the third-person plural subject "they" (ze).

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  • 7. 

    Translate 'I rowed'. (roeien)

    • A.

      Ik roeide

    • B.

      Ik roeite

    • C.

      Ik roeiden

    Correct Answer
    A. Ik roeide
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ik roeide". In Dutch, the past tense of the verb "roeien" (to row) is formed by adding the suffix "-de" to the verb stem. Therefore, "roeide" is the correct past tense form for the first person singular pronoun "ik" (I).

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  • 8. 

    Translate 'she lent'. (lenen)

    • A.

      Ze lende

    • B.

      Ze leente

    • C.

      Ze leende

    Correct Answer
    C. Ze leende
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ze leende". This is the correct translation of "she lent" in Dutch. The verb "leende" is the past tense form of the verb "lenen", which means "to lend". The subject pronoun "ze" translates to "she" in English. Therefore, "Ze leende" accurately translates to "she lent".

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