paulinemeganck

Gent, Belgium

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Dutch Various countries

een kat in een zak kopen

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(to buy a cat in a bag) • 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!



Dutch Belgium and the Netherlands

maak dat de kat wijs

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(make that the cat wise) • 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!"



Dutch | Flemish Belgium

van de pot gerukt

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(torn from the jar) • 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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Dutch Various countries

Het is niet zo mijn ding

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(It is not so my thing) • 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."



Dutch | Flemish Belgium

tussen de soep en de patatten

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(between the soup and the potatoes) • 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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Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

het hol van pluto

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(the ass of pluto) • 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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Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

met je gat in de boter vallen

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(to fall with your ass in the butter) • 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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Dutch | Flemish Flanders, Belgium

het leven is geen ponykamp

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(life is not a pony camp) • 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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Dutch | Gents Gent, Belgium

vree wijs

Word USED Frequently BY People from Ghent

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

“Het feestje van gisteren was vree wijs!“

“The party yesterday was very wise!”