Phrasebook

en To need – to want to   »   nl nodig hebben – willen

69 [sixty-nine]

To need – to want to

To need – to want to

69 [negenenzestig]

nodig hebben – willen

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I need a bed. I----b --- b----o---. I_ h__ e__ b__ n_____ I- h-b e-n b-d n-d-g- --------------------- Ik heb een bed nodig. 0
I want to sleep. Ik---l----p-n. I_ w__ s______ I- w-l s-a-e-. -------------- Ik wil slapen. 0
Is there a bed here? I---- --e--een----? I_ e_ h___ e__ b___ I- e- h-e- e-n b-d- ------------------- Is er hier een bed? 0
I need a lamp. I- --b-ee--la-p-n-d-g. I_ h__ e__ l___ n_____ I- h-b e-n l-m- n-d-g- ---------------------- Ik heb een lamp nodig. 0
I want to read. Ik -i- l-z-n. I_ w__ l_____ I- w-l l-z-n- ------------- Ik wil lezen. 0
Is there a lamp here? I--er h------n--a--? I_ e_ h___ e__ l____ I- e- h-e- e-n l-m-? -------------------- Is er hier een lamp? 0
I need a telephone. Ik--e---en t-le---n no---. I_ h__ e__ t_______ n_____ I- h-b e-n t-l-f-o- n-d-g- -------------------------- Ik heb een telefoon nodig. 0
I want to make a call. I- w-- --l-en. I_ w__ b______ I- w-l b-l-e-. -------------- Ik wil bellen. 0
Is there a telephone here? I- e---ie--e-n --le-o-n? I_ e_ h___ e__ t________ I- e- h-e- e-n t-l-f-o-? ------------------------ Is er hier een telefoon? 0
I need a camera. I- h-b-e-- c----- -o-i-. I_ h__ e__ c_____ n_____ I- h-b e-n c-m-r- n-d-g- ------------------------ Ik heb een camera nodig. 0
I want to take photographs. I--wil--oto’--m-k-n. I_ w__ f_____ m_____ I- w-l f-t-’- m-k-n- -------------------- Ik wil foto’s maken. 0
Is there a camera here? Is -r -ie- e-n c-----? I_ e_ h___ e__ c______ I- e- h-e- e-n c-m-r-? ---------------------- Is er hier een camera? 0
I need a computer. Ik -eb e-----mpu-er n-d-g. I_ h__ e__ c_______ n_____ I- h-b e-n c-m-u-e- n-d-g- -------------------------- Ik heb een computer nodig. 0
I want to send an email. Ik -i- ee--e----l-stu--n. I_ w__ e__ e_____ s______ I- w-l e-n e-m-i- s-u-e-. ------------------------- Ik wil een e-mail sturen. 0
Is there a computer here? I- e- -i-r -en--omp-ter? I_ e_ h___ e__ c________ I- e- h-e- e-n c-m-u-e-? ------------------------ Is er hier een computer? 0
I need a pen. Ik heb-ee--pe- n-d--. I_ h__ e__ p__ n_____ I- h-b e-n p-n n-d-g- --------------------- Ik heb een pen nodig. 0
I want to write something. I--wil-ie---op-chr-jve-. I_ w__ i___ o___________ I- w-l i-t- o-s-h-i-v-n- ------------------------ Ik wil iets opschrijven. 0
Is there a sheet of paper and a pen here? Is----hi-- een bl----api---e---en-pe-? I_ e_ h___ e__ b___ p_____ e_ e__ p___ I- e- h-e- e-n b-a- p-p-e- e- e-n p-n- -------------------------------------- Is er hier een blad papier en een pen? 0

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