paulinemeganck

Gent, Belgium

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een kat in een zak kopen*

* to buy a cat in a bag

Dutch Various countries

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Buying somehing that ends up being very disappointing

"Test eerst even de auto voordat je hem koopt, je wil geen kat in een zak kopen!"

Try out the car before you buy him, you don't want to buy a cat in a bag!


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maak dat de kat wijs*

* make that the cat wise

Dutch Belgium and the Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

This is too unbelievable, I dont't believe you.

"Heb je maar twee uur slaap per nacht nodig? Maak dat de kat wijs!"

"You only need two hours of sleep every night? Make that the cat wise!"


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van de pot gerukt*

* torn from the jar

Dutch | Flemish Belgium

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

When something is very crazy or unbelievable and completely random.

"Dat verhaal met die baby's is helemaal van de pot gerukt." "Ja, ik kan het nauwelijks geloven!"

"This story about those babies is completely torn from the jar." "Yeah, I can hardly believe it!"


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Het is niet zo mijn ding*

* It is not so my thing

Dutch Various countries

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

It's not my cup of tea, I don't really like it.

"Voetbal is niet zo mijn ding."

"Football isn't really my thing."


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tussen de soep en de patatten*

* between the soup and the potatoes

Dutch | Flemish Belgium

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

When something is done very quickly, while you're already busy.

"Ik zal je huiswerk tussen de soep en de patatten wel eens bekijken."

"I'll have a look at your homework between the soup and the potatoes."




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het hol van pluto*

* the ass of pluto

Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

The middle of nowhere

"We waren echt in het hol van pluto, er was geen enkel huis te bespeuren!"

"We were really in the ass of pluto, there were no houses to be seen!"


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met je gat in de boter vallen *

* to fall with your ass in the butter

Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To be very lucky, to end up in a good place

"De eigenaar van het hotel was heel vriendelijk. We zijn er echt met ons gat in de boter gevallen!"

"The owner of the hotel was very nice. We really fell with our asses in the butter there!"


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het leven is geen ponykamp*

* life is not a pony camp

Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

Life is not always easy.

"Ik ben gebuisd voor mijn examen. Helaas, maar het leven is geen ponykamp."

"I failed my exam. It sucks, but life's not a pony camp."


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vree wijs*

* very wise

Dutch | Gents Gent, Belgium

Word USED Frequently BY People from Ghent

(adj.) Used to describe something that is fun, cool, nice.

“Het feestje van gisteren was vree wijs!“

“The party yesterday was very wise!”


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