Dutch Reflexive Verbs

Learn how to conjugate reflexive verbs in Dutch

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Dutch Reflexive Verbs

 

Reflexive verbs express an action that reciprocates back to the subject. In other words, whoever is speaking is doing an action to himself. Examples in English would be: I wash myself, he hurts himself, we hate ourselves. The reflexive pronouns always follow the subject and verb.

Reflexive Pronouns

me
je / u
zich
ons
je
zich

The reflexive pronoun u is often replaced by zich to avoid the double occurrence of u.

Verbs that are always reflexive:

zich afvragen
zich bevinden
zich ergeren
zich gedragen
zich generen
zich haasten
zich herinneren
zich herstellen
zich schamen voor
zich vergissen in
zich verheugen op
zich verslapen
zich voorstellen
ask oneself
find oneself
get annoyed by
behave
be embarrassed
hurry
remember
recover
be ashamed of
be mistaken about
look forward to
oversleep
imagine, introduce oneself


Verbs that can be reflexive or used with other direct objects

aankleden
amuseren
bewegen
ergeren
opwinden
scheren
snijden
uitkleden
verbazen
verdedigen
verkleden
verontschuldigen
verschuilen
vervelen
voelen
wassen
get dressed
enjoy oneself
move
make angry
get excited
shave (oneself)
cut oneself
undress (oneself)
be amazed
defend oneself
change clothes
excuse oneself/apologize
hide (oneself)
to be bored
feel
wash (oneself)


Emphatic Forms

mezelf
jezelf
zichzelf
onszelf
jezelf
zichzelf

The emphatic forms of the reflexive pronouns can only be used with the verbs that can be reflexive or used with other direct objects, and never with verbs that are always reflexive.

Elkaar is used when there is a reciprocal meaning of "each other" in English.


 

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