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Some people on this forum already knows a few words, and I think you all know one Dutch word, namely "Apartheid" But here are some basic Dutch words. If you know all these words, you will survive in this tiny country full of...roads...
dankjewel - Thank you
Hallo - Hello
Hoe is ie - What's up
Dit is troep - This is crap
Geef me een joint - give me a joint
*:d dirty mind* that's how you recognize a dutch man
If you want to know anything else just ask me
Thanks for the translation! ( to be used in ShgnLW's future threads ) = Bedankt voor de vertaling!
Well done! = Goed gedaan!
Great work! = Mooi werk!
Thanks for the info[rmation]! = Bedankt voor de info[rmatie]!
Wow, you're pretty! = Wauw, jij bent knap/mooi!
Aaaah, a true Dutchman
...Wait a sec, your just a child, haven't your parents learned you anything?!
Go wash your dirty mouth with soap = Ga je mond met zeep wassen xD
BTW> The more "polite way" you're talking about is VERY polite indeed
More so then yours at least
I actually know two very pretty Dutch girls online who I talk with MSN quite a lot - and one of them I've talked to on a webcam. They're both very cool and taught me some Dutch... which I guess I might as well run off here...
Feel free to correct me on anything you might see as a mistake...
Yes = Ja
Yeah = Jep
No = Nee
Sorry = Sorry
What = Wat
Good Morning = Goede morgen
Good Night = Welterusten (?) or goede nacht ( are there two ways to say it? )
Good Day = Goedemiddag
Good-Bye = Doei or daag
Interesting = interessant
You're welcome = graag gedaan
Here you go (?) = alsjeblieft
How are you? = hoe is het met jou?
Are you doing well? = gaat het goed?
How is your day going? = hoe is je dag?
Did you have a fun day? = leuk dag gehad?
I'm super! = met mij gaat het super!!
I'm happy to hear that = goed om te horen
and you? = jij ook?
sweety! = lieverd!
have fun = veel plezier
sexy girl = sexy meisje
fun girl = leuk meisje
fun boy = leuke jongen
awesome = geweldig
amazing = ongelofelijk
precious = schatje
I draw every day = ik teken elke dag
'zou je iets mij willen drinken, jij geweldige sexy vrouw? =
'do you want to have a drink with me, you awesome sexy woman?'
wil je iets met me gaan eten, jij geweldige sexy vrouw?
will you have lunch with me, you awesome sexy woman?
I know = ik weet het
I don't know = ik weet het miet
sweet dreams = fijne dromen
a hug and a kiss for you = knuffel en kus voor jou
It is good = hij is goed!
Well... that's all I can think of at the moment
P.S. Khal, I'll be sure to remember 'Goed gedaan!', 'Mooi werk!' 'Bedankt voor de info[rmatie]!' ... but don't expect me to say 'Wauw, jij bent knap/mooi!' to you anytime soon...
Yeah, something like that, "goedenacht" is a more literal way of saying things, while "welterusten" is more like "sleep well"...Originally Posted by Gold Knight
Goodbye = Tot ziens!Originally Posted by Gold Knight
Bye = Dag/Doei ( and some thousands of other ways to say goodbye )
You could just say: "Wauw, ik aanbid u, oh groot orakel, neergekomen als messias op aarde om ons nederige schepselen te verlichte, ook al ben ik onwaardig!" to meOriginally Posted by Gold Knight
Note that "knap" could mean both "pretty" ( good-looking ) and "smart" ( good-thinking ), so you could say "wauw, jij bent knap!" if someone made some beautiful colouring or something... ( though "mooi" only means "handsome/pretty/good-looking" when directed to a person )
Also something you have to remember;
ShgnLW is mijn meester you don't have to know the meaing, just remember it
Aaaaaah, nice to see foreigners know some dutch words other than "ik wil je neuken in de keuken" :P
And gold knight, I even spotted a spelling error in your dutch
It's ment to be 'Ik weet het niet' but that may be just a typing fault.Originally Posted by gold night
And there are so many ways to say goodbye, almost every (and there are a lot *cough cough cough*) district in the netherlands has it own way.
en ShgnLW, dat is gemeen om de rest te laten zeggen dat jij hun meester bent :P
A dutch will says this: Ik heb altijd gelijk - I'm always right
Jij hebt geen gelijk- You're not right
You will say this: Jij hebt gelijk - You're right
Ik heb geen gelijk - I'm not right
Het spijt me - I'm sorry
This is all you need to now, A dutchman is ALWAYS right, remember that, because he self will also think he's right.
I'm thinking of studying in netherlands next year, I like the country (put aside Geert Wilders and guys actually voting for such a !$#&!/?-self zensorship to avoid getting banned-) and some of it's legal interpretations in specific :>
Plus my hown town is close to the border and I guess the language shouldn't be too hard to learn for Germans
Is a High German accent considered to be rude in Netherlands, like it is in Swiss?
Last edited by Roflkopt3r; October 11, 2010 at 08:18 PM.
Considering we put up with morrocan/turkish accents, I'd say no.
Geert Wilders... the guy shouldn't even be in the government at all. I mean, seriously, what sort of politician has time to publish a glossy mag about himself?
I mean, for someone like Patricia Paay I can understand why she would do such a thing, but come on! The guy's supposed to lead by example, especially during economical recess! And yet all he does is whine and hinder the others that are seriously trying... well, maybe not that hard, but at least they're doing something other than twiddling their tumbs.
Yo ! Netherlands has the best soccer team ever, EVER !!!! I've been cheering for them since I was 8.