The English term "the" matches the Dutch term "aan het"

other english words that include "the" : dutch :
the aan de
them aan hun
them aan ze
clothe aankleden
earthly, stone, clay, earthen aarden
crockery, earthenware, pottery aardewerk
absinth, absinthe absint
absinth, absinthe absintlikeur
gather, deduce abstraheren
exhale, breathe ademen
breathe ademhalen
breather adempauze
induce, extract, gather, infer, deduce, divert afleiden
yonder, there aldaar
altogether alles wel beschouwd
else, another, other ander
anesthesia, anaesthesia anesthesie
apathetic apathisch
theme apropos
Athenian Atheens
atheism atheïsme
Athena, Athene, Athens Athene
genuine, authentic authentiek
bathe baden
occupy, clothe bekleden
bother, obstruct, disturb, hinder, oppose, bar belemmeren
together bijeen
gathering, assemblage bijeenkomst
brothel bordeel
furthermore bovendien
sibling, brother broeder
brother, sibling broer
there, yonder, because daar
thence daar, vandaan
furthermore daarenboven
there, yonder daarginds
thither daarheen
thereafter daarop
thence daarvan
the de
theirs de hunne
deduce, gather deduceren
nevertheless desondanks
theft diefstal
thesis, essay dissertatie
this, these dit
these, this dit hier
stupid, dull, cathedral, foolish dom
saturate, lengthen doortrekken
heather dophei
heather dopheide
lathe draaibank
lathe draaischijf
therefore, consequently, so, then dus
marriage, really, authentic, genuinely, matrimony echt
abominate, loathe, abhor een afschuw hebben van
rather een klein beetje
end-of-the-line eindstation
there, yonder er
therefore, then, so ergo
neither evenmin
there, yonder ginds
theology godgeleerdheid
atheism godloochenarij
Gothenburg Gotenburg
grandmother grootmoeder
grandfather grootvader
bracket, clamp, hook, staple, parenthesis haakje
brackets, parantheses haakjes
she, its, her, hair, hairs, their haar
wardrobe, clothes-press hangkast
whether
they hen
the, it het
theirs het hunne
whether hetzij
here, hither, behold hier
hither, here hierheen
disturb, bother hinderen
brothel hoerenkast
its, her, them, their, they hun
hymn, anthem hymne
hypothesis, supposition hypothese
hypothetical hypothetisch
rather ietwat
bathe in bad doen
together ineen
sympathetic, charming innemend
cathedral kathedraal
anthem, hymn kerkgezang
church-father kerkvader
clamp, bracket, staple, parenthesis klamp
clothe kleden
clothing, clothes kleding
wardrobe, clothes-press kleerkast
clay, stone, earthen klei-
clothes, clothing kleren
bracket, convulsion, staple, spasm, parenthesis kramp
wither kwijnen
leather lederen
leather leerachtig
leather, learn leren
Lethe Lethe
rather lichtelijk
expensive, lovable, affable, sweetheart, friendly lief
darling, sweetheart liefje
sweetheart, darling lieveling
panther, leopard luipaard
lifeless, dispassionately, apathetic lusteloos
mathematics mathematica
mathematician mathematicus
mathematical mathematisch
gathering, assemblage meeting
tiresome, apathetic melig
mother moeder
godfather naamgever
the naar de
nearer, further nader
Nether-Rhine Nederrijn
clamp, staple, parenthesis, bracket nietje
nevertheless, however niettemin
neither noch
northern noordelijk
northern noords
or, whether of
granny, grandmother oma
clothe omkleden
supposition, hypothesis onderstelling
subject, object, theme onderwerp
theft ontvreemding
genuine, authentic onvervalst
then, therefore, so ook weer
grandfather, granddad opa
father, elder, parent, older, mother ouder
great-grandmother overgrootmoeder
great-grandfather overgrootvader
panther, leopard panter
father papa
father pater
godfather peet
godfather peetvader
feather pen
godfather peter
feather pluim
thesis, essay proefschrift
Prometheus Prometheus
lengthen rekken
together, co-, fellow samen
assemblage, gathering samenkomst
treasure, sweetheart, darling schat
theatre schouwburg
theatrical schouwburg-
brothel seksclub
lather, sauce, gravy sop
writhe, struggle, flounder spartelen
forefather stamvader
essay, thesis, theorem stelling
stepmother, step-mother stiefmoeder
step-father, stepfather stiefvader
dust, subject, substance, theme stof
disturb, bother storen
sympathetic sympathiek
tiresome, leather taai
together tezamen
theatre theater
theatrical theater-
theme thema
theology theologie
theologian theoloog
theorem theorema
theory theorie
therapy therapie
thermometer thermometer
thermos thermosfles
thermostat thermostaat
then, surely, therefore, however, so toch
theatre, scene toneel
theatrical toneel-
clarify, lengthen, interpret uitleggen
father vaartje
father vader
fatherland vaderland
earthen, clay, stone van klei
thence vandaar
feather veder
feather veer
loathe, abominate, abhor verafschuwen
additional, furthermore, moreover, remaining verder
wither verdorren
anesthesia, anaesthesia verdoving
wither verflensen
hypothesize veronderstellen
thereafter vervolgens
braid, plait, wreathe, twine vlechten
furthermore voorts
forefather, great-grandfather voorvader
forefather voorzaat
deserving, merchandise, authentic, where, worthy waar
thermometer warmtemeter
wash, bathe wassen
weather weder
defense, weather, defence weer
weather weersomstandigheden
mathematics wiskunde
mathematical wiskundig
mathematician wiskundige
wrestle, struggle, writhe, flounder worstelen
they, them, she ze
lather zeepsop
scythe zeis
flounder, struggle, writhe zich aftobben
sympathetic zielsverwant
they, silk, she zij
southern, south zuidelijk


Dutch as an Influencer
The English language has much to thank Dutch for. Dutch settlers came to the American colonies during the 17th century and added a few words to the vocabulary. Words like Santa Claus, waffle, blink, cookie, bazooka, gin, and iceberg wouldn’t exist without it.
Learning Dutch is Easier for English Speakers
Given the influence Dutch has had on English, it makes sense that Dutch is easier for speakers to learn. This is in part because Dutch, German, and English have similar roots. It’s between English and German. It only has two definite articles, “de” and “het” to English’s one “the” and German’s “der”, “die”, “das”. But Dutch words are more difficult to pronounce. The way words are pronounced indicates to a native speaker whether they’re talking to a second-language speaker.
Dutch is a Melting Pot of Languages
Just as English owes a lot to Dutch for contributing to its vocabulary, Dutch owes the same to other languages. It picked up words like jus d’orange (orange juice) and pantalon from French, mazzel (lucky) and tof (cool) from Hebrew and others. Dutch also incorporates texting and social media slang from English as well as street slang from places like Morocco, the Antilles, and Suriname.