Dutch/Vocabulary/Connective terms

Common connective wordsEdit

Two sentences can be related to each other in different ways, e.g.

  1. by relative pronouns
  2. by conjunctions
  3. by adverbs
  4. by adverbial, verbal or conjunctive expressions

Below are a number of common connective terms

Dutch English Topic Type
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ook
also Addition adverb
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en
and Addition conjunction
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en dan
and then Addition conjunctive expression
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trouwens
besides Addition adverb
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daarnaast
besides that Addition adverb
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verder
furthermore Addition adverb, adjective
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evenzo
likewise Addition adverb
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zowel ... alsook
both ... and Addition conjunctive expression
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niet alleen ... maar ook
not only ... but also Addition conjunctive expression
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op vergelijkbare wijze
similarly Addition adverbial expression
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ook
too Addition adverb
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daarna
after that Sequence adverb
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nadien
afterwards Sequence adverb
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eerder
earlier Sequence adverb, adjective
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later
later Sequence adverb, adjective
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ten eerste
firstly Sequence adverbial expression
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daaropvolgend
following that Sequence adverb, adjective
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aanvankelijk
initially Sequence adverb, adjective
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ten tweede
secondly Sequence adverbial expression
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toen
then Sequence adverb
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om te beginnen
to begin with Sequence verbal expression
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weliswaar
admittedly Consequence adverb
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dientengevolge
as a result Consequence adverb
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uiteindelijk
eventually Consequence adverb, adjective
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in dat geval
in that case Consequence adverbial expression
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hieruit volgt dat
it follows that Consequence phrase
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dus
so, thus Consequence adverb
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dan
then, than Consequence adverb
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daarom
therefore Consequence adverb
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of anders
alternatively Contrast conjunctive expression
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hoewel
although Contrast conjunction
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maar
but Contrast conjunction
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vergeleken met
compared with Contrast participial expression
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desondanks
despite that Contrast adverb
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zelfs al
even when Contrast conjunctive expression
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echter
however Contrast adverb
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zo niet
if not Contrast adverb
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in tegenstelling tot
in contrast tot Contrast prepositional expression
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ondanks
in spite of Contrast preposition
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desnietaltemin
nonetheless Contrast adverb
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in tegendeel
on the contrary Contrast adverbial expression
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anders
otherwise Contrast adverb
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liever
rather Contrast adverb
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toch
yet Contrast adverb
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terwijl
whereas Contrast conjunction
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zeker
certainly Certainty adverb
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uiteraard
obviously Certainty adverb
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natuurlijk
of course Certainty adverb, adjective
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eenvoudigweg
simply Certainty adverb
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ongetwijfeld
undoubtedly Certainty adverb
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als
if Condition conjunction
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afhankelijk van
depending on Condition prepositional expression
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mits
provided that Condition conjunction
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zodat
so that Condition conjunction
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tenzij
unless Condition conjunction
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of
whether Condition conjunction
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het bestaat uit
it consists of Definition phrase
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het betekent dat
it means that Definition phrase
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dat wil zeggen
That is Definition phrase
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bijvoorbeeld
for example, for instance Example adverb
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net als
just as Example conjunctive expression
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in het bijzonder
in particular Example adverbial expression
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namelijk
namely Example adverb
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zoals
such as Example conjunction
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ter illustratie
to illustratie Example adverbial expression
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daar
as Reason conjunction
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omdat
because Reason conjunction
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met andere woorden
in other words Reason adverbial expression
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ten gevolge van
owing to Reason prepositional expression
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aangezien
since Reason conjunction
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de reden waarom
the reason why Reason nominal expression
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toen
as Time conjunction
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zodra
as soon as Time conjunction
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op het ogenblik
at the moment Time adverbial expression
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voorheen
before Time adverb
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net toen
just as Time conjunctive expression
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onderwijl
meanwhile Time adverb
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ondertussen
meanwhile Time adverb
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sinds
since Time preposition
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totdat
until Time conjunction
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wanneer
when Time conjunction, adverb
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telkens wanneer
whenever Time conjunctive expression
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eindelijk
finally Conclusion adverb
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tot slot
to conclude Conclusion adverbial expression
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kortom
in short Conclusion adverb
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samenvattend
to sum up Conclusion adverb, adjective
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recapitulerend
to recapitulate Conclusion adverb
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resumerend
to sum up Conclusion adverb