Learning a new language can be hard, frustrating even… but it can also be fun. You just have to know where to look.
Luckily for me, you don’t have to look too far to find funny sounding words and phrases in Dutch. Here are some I’ve learnt so far…
My first Dutch WTF moment was watching a film with subtitles when the screen flashed up “Ik ben apetrots op je” literally meaning “I am monkey proud on you.” (The correct translation in English is “I’m really proud of you”.) A brilliant Dutchism… and it’s now one of my favourite Dutch sayings 😀
Literally translated as “butter ham” – it actually means sandwich or a slice of bread.
While we’re on the food theme… let’s go with the word for Porcini mushrooms, which literally translates as “little squirrels’…
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