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nl-noun ? (plural [please provide], diminutive [please provide])

This is the template to use for Dutch nouns. Use it directly under the “Noun” header:



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There are two specialised versions of this template. {{nl-noun-dim}} is used for diminutives. {{nl-noun-adj}} is used for adjectives that are used as nouns, such as jongere or volwassene.

This template contains the necessary meta-data to allow users who are using accelerated editing to create any grammatical forms semi-automatically.


This template can take various parameters, both numbered and named. See m:Help:Template for help with templates and parameters in general.

Parameter 1 provides the gender, parameters 2 and 3 stand for the plural and diminutive, respectively. To specify multiple genders, plurals or diminutives, use g2=, g3=, pl2=, pl3=, dim2=.


Use m as the first parameter to indicate masculine gender, f for feminine, n for neuter. p is used if the noun is used only in the plural with this meaning, but does not necessarily denote several things (plurale tantum). To specify more than one gender, use g2= or g3=. If you’re not sure about the gender, use ? as the gender or just leave it empty. If you know that the noun is a de word, but not whether it's masculine or feminine, use c.


Use the second parameter to specify the plural:

On the page huis:

huis n (plural huizen, diminutive huisje n)

On the page boom:

boom m (plural bomen, diminutive boompje n)

On the page beest:

beest n (plural beesten, diminutive beestje n)

Use - to indicate that the word is uncountable, and has no plural:

On the page ijs:

ijs n (uncountable, diminutive ijsje n)

Use pl2= and pl3= for multiple plural forms:

On the page gesteente:

gesteente n (plural gesteenten or gesteentes)

On the page staatsman:

staatsman m (plural staatsmannen or staatslieden or staatslui, diminutive staatsmannetje n)


Use the third parameter to specify the diminutive:

On the page boom:

boom m (plural bomen, diminutive boompje n)

Use - to omit the diminutive:

On the page groente:

groente f (plural groenten or groentes)

Use dim2= for multiple diminutive forms:

On the page bloem:

bloem m, f (plural bloemen, diminutive bloemetje n or bloempje n)

Compound headword[edit]

Use parameter head= to override the headword, for example to add links:

On the page zin van het leven:

{{nl-noun|head={{l|nl|zin}} {{l|nl|van}} {{l|nl|het}} {{l|nl|leven}}|m|-|-}}
zin van het leven m (uncountable)

Gendered forms[edit]

Use f= to specify the equivalent feminine form of a masculine noun:

On the page schrijver:

schrijver m (plural schrijvers, diminutive schrijvertje n, feminine schrijfster)

Use m= to specify the equivalent masculine form of a feminine noun:

On the page slavin:

slavin f (plural slavinnen, diminutive slavinnetje n, masculine slaaf)

Use f2= or m2= for multiple feminine or masculine forms:

On the page Fransman:

Fransman m (plural Fransmannen, diminutive Fransmannetje n, feminine Franse or Française)