How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Dutch

You’re already on the internet, so you might as well work on your language skills.
A man in Amsterdam using the internet in Dutch

When you’re learning a new language, the dream is usually to interact with people in person. For some, though, a trip to the Netherlands isn’t necessarily in the cards any time soon. But as technology advances into every area of our lives, the opportunities for digitally immersing yourself are more and more accessible. Before you can jump in to the deep end, though, you’ll want to learn the basics for using the internet in Dutch.

To get you started, we’ve collected some of the most common vocabulary you might encounter when surfing the web in Dutch. And if you want to hear each word pronounced by a native speaker, you can hit the play button next to the terms.

Talking About Tech And The Internet In Dutch

Dutch Technology Vocabulary

the hardware — de hardware

the computer — de computer

the laptop — de laptop

the cable — de kabel

to charge — opladen

the keyboard — het toetsenbord

the mouse — de muis

the printer — de printer

compatible — compatibel

wireless — draadloos

the software — de software

to install — installeren

the click — de klik

the menu — het menu

the folder — de map

the file — het bestand

to save — opslaan

the bug — de bug

offline — offline

to drag — slepen

Dutch Internet Vocabulary

the internet — het internet

the browser — de browser

the link — de link

to load — laden

the blog — de blog

the virus — het virus

the pop-up — de pop-up

online — online

to download — downloaden

to search — zoeken

the email — de e-mail

the chat — de chat

the message — het bericht

the draft — het concept

the emoticon — het emoticon

the email address — het e-mailadres

to write — schrijven

to open — openen

the attachment — de bijlage

to send — verzenden

social media — de social media

to sign up — zich registreren

to log in — zich aanmelden

the member — het lid

the password — het wachtwoord

popular — populair

the forum — het forum

the community — de community

the network — het netwerk

to follow — volgen

Dutch Tech And Internet Phrases

I surf the internet. — Ik surf op het internet.

I’ll send it to you, what’s your email address? — Ik stuur het jou toe, wat is jouw e-mailadres?

You can download the program. — Je kunt het programma downloaden.

All of my files are gone. — Al mijn bestanden zijn verdwenen.

I spend my time in front of the computer. — Ik breng mijn tijd achter de computer door.

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