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Dagen, Maanden en Seizoenen: Days, Months and Seasons in Dutch Posted by on Jan 9, 2010 in Dutch Language

Days, months and seasons are pretty important words to remember. If I call the de huisarts (the doctor) and need to make een afspraak (an appointment) I better be certain what day of the week I should be there. Plus I’d hate to miss a good party because I showed up a day late. In Dutch you do not capitalize the first letter of the day, month or season.

Dagen

maandag : Monday

dinsdag : Tuesday

woensdag : Wednesday

donderdag : Thursday

vrijdag : Friday

zaterdag : Saturday

zondag : Sunday

Maanden

januari : January

februari : February

maart : March

april : April

mei : May

juni : June

juli : July

augustus : August

september : September

oktober : October

november : November

december : December

Seizoenen

de lente : the spring

de zomer : the summer

de herfst : the autumn

de winter : the winter

When writing the date in Dutch you always write the day first, then the month, then the year.

09 januari 2010

09/01/10

This one has been known to cause some trouble for those of us who come from the US. A word to the wise, always double check which date format you are using in which country to avoid some serious confusion.

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