Look up a Dutch term in the dictionary by entering your query in the search field. You can search in Dutch to translate from Dutch to English, but also search in English for Dutch translations. You can also search other online dictionaries apart from the Dutch-English dictionary by selecting one from the drop-down menu.
Search the Dutch dictionary by letter
From the letters below you have the option to manually browse the Dutch-English dictionary, just as you would a printed dictionary. To view all the relevant Dutch-English translations and English synonyms for a Dutch expression or term simply click it to be taken to the fitting page in the Dutch to English dictionary.
Verify a new Dutch translation
Help us in creating the largest dictionary online. The very latest Dutch to English translations suggested for the Dutch dictionary can be viewed here below. Use the verify function to vote for translations you would like to see added to the dictionary, or vote to delete Dutch-English translations you feel are inaccurate.
Suggest a new Dutch translation
You can add your own translation suggestion to the dictionary by using the Dutch and English word submission fields below. You can also add information such as slang, region, grammar and subject area.
Latest word suggestions by users: envelope, of, juniper, expiry date, in any case (more)
Join other language lovers on bab.la and share your Dutch language expertise with the world. The way we use languages is constantly evolving, and therefore translations from Dutch to English are also changing. The Dutch-English dictionary is kept up to date thanks to contributions from users just like you, who add new Dutch-English translations. Since the same word can have several meanings in English the Dutch dictionary allows multiple translations entries. When a new English word is added to the dictionary it is marked as unverified. It will still show up in searches of the Dutch-English dictionary as a translation. When 10 users have reviewed the translation and marked it as correct the Dutch term will be permanently integrated in our Dutch-English database.
Register as a regular user with us by signing up today and start enjoying the perks of belonging to the bab.la community. You will start collecting points for our world ranking when you participate. In the Dutch-English forum other bab.la users ask and answer questions about translation topics related to the English and Dutch languages and how to use different Dutch words in common situations.