dat verteld het verhaal niet*

* that the story doesn't tell

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY some people

Used when you are telling something and someone asks a question you don't have the answer to.

"Mijn moeder is een keertje wezen skydiven." "Vond ze het leuk?" "Dat verteld het verhaal niet"

"My mom went skydiving once" "Did she like it?" "That the story doesn't tell"





mooi meegenomen*

* nice taken with you

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED Frequently BY everyone

Something that is a nice bonus or extra.

"Ik zoek iemand die me dit weekend kan helpen met klussen. Ervaring is mooi meegenomen."

"I'm looking for someone who can help me with odd jobs this weekend. Experience is a bonus."


Confirmed by 3 people




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ginnegappen

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY some people

To fool around laughingly, often in a childish or unhanded way.

Het is erg vervelend als andermans kinderen de hele dag lopen te ginnegappen.

It's very annoying when other peoples kids are fooling around for the whole day.


Confirmed by 8 people




Wat is wijsheid?*

* What is wisdom?

Dutch Netherlands

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some people

Used when you are not sure what the right thing to do is.

"Moet ik de nieuwe baan aannemen, of gewoon bij m'n oude blijven?" "Tsja, wat is wijsheid?"

"Should I take the new job or stay at my current one?" "Well, what is wisdom?"


Confirmed by 4 people




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nietwaar*

* nottrue

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED Frequently BY many people

Used at the end of a sentence to ask for confirmation, like the English use of "right".

"Het is lekker weer vandaag, nietwaar?"

"The weather is great today, nottrue?"


Confirmed by 9 people




vlees noch vis*

* neither meat nor fish

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

When something or someone is neither one nor the other, doesn’t belong to anything specific.

“Deze publicatie is vlees nog vis, is het dagboek of een autobiografie? “

"This publication is neither meat nor fish, is it a dairy or an autobiography?"





feest der herkenning*

* party of recognition

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

An experience that is enjoyable because it evokes a feeling of recognition, such as a faithful cinematic adaptation of a beloved novel.

"Ik vond vorige week al mijn oude LP's. Ik heb ze meteen opgezet, en het was echt een feest der herkenning."

"I found all my old LPs last week. I put them on immediately, and it was a real party of recognition."





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flauwe grap*

* weak joke

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

A bad joke.

"Jeetje, wat een flauwe grap."

"Geez, what a weak joke."





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bomvol

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

When something is very full (as if it were about to explode).

"Mijn inbox is echt bomvol."

"My inbox is bomb full."





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stresskip*

* stress chicken

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

A stress-prone person, or someone who stresses a lot.

"Doe even rustig, je bent echt een stresskip."

"Calm down, you are such a stress chicken."





als Pasen en Pinksteren op één dag vallen*

* when Easter and Pentecost fall on the same day

Dutch Netherlands

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some People

Used to say that something will never happen.

"Mama, wanneer krijg ik een PlayStation?" "Als Pasen en Pinksteren op één dag vallen."

"Mom, when do I get a PlayStation?" "When Easter and Pentecost fall on the same day."





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je op glad ijs begeven*

* to find yourself on slippery ice

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To be in a situation where you have to be very careful, or else you will get into trouble.

"Let op je woorden, jongedame. Je begeeft je op glad ijs."

"Watch your language, young lady. You are on slippery ice."





houtje touwtje*

* little wood little rope

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

When something is not really well put together, as if it were handcrafted from only wood and rope.

"Het achterlicht van de auto ging stuk, voor het moment heb ik het houtje touwtje gerepareerd"

"The backlight of my car was broke, for the moment I fixed it little wood little rope"





goesting

Dutch Flanders, Belgium

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

When you are in the mood for something to eat or drink, sometimes for something specific, sometimes for food in general. Could also be used in an explicit sense.

"Ik heb goesting in een goei stuk chocolat."

"I am in the mood for a big piece of chocolate."





vies weer*

* dirty weather

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

When it is very rainy.

"Ik was van plan een stukje te gaan lopen, maar het is echt vies weer buiten."

"I was planning on taking a walk, but the weather outside is really dirty."


Confirmed by 3 people