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Dealing With Authorities in Dutch Language

When you’re exploring in The Netherlands or perhaps any country where people speak Dutch and you’re in an emergency situation, handling authorities for instance the police in Dutch might be challenging. You have got to understand at least the standard Dutch sentences intended for emergencies that will help you contact your country’s consulate. Learn More

List of Dutch Phrases For Emergencies

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I haven't done anything wrong.Ik heb niks verkeerd gedaan. (ick hap nix vur-KEHRT guh-DAHN)
It was a misunderstanding.Het was een misverstand. (hut was uhn MIS-vur-stahnt)
Where are you taking me?Waar brengt u me heen? (wahr brengt uu muh HANE)
Am I under arrest?Sta ik onder arrest? (stah ick ON-dur ah-REST)
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.Ik ben een Amerikaans/Australisch/Brits/Canadees staatsburger. (ick ben uhn ah-MAY-ree-kahns/ow-STRAH-lees/brits/kah-nah-DASE STAHTS-bur-ghur)
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.Ik wil met de/het Amerikaanse/Australische/Britse/Canadese ambassade/consulaat spreken. (ick wil met duh/hut ah-MAY-ree-kahn-suh/ow-STRAH-lee-suh/BRIT-suh/kah-nah-DAY-suh ahm-bah-SAH-duh/kon-suh-LAHT SPRAY-kun)
I want to talk to a lawyer.Ik wil een advocaat spreken. (ick wil uhn AHD-voh-kaht SPRAY-kun)
Can I just pay a fine now?Kan ik gewoon nu een boete betalen? (kahn ick guh-WONE nuu uhn BOO-tuh buh-TAH-lun)

Select the links directly below to find a list of beneficial Dutch holiday words which are organized by group. For every holiday word or phrase in Dutch, you will notice the English interpretation.

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