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10 Essential Words to Read Dutch Newspapers


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ruim
more than/over
uiteenzetten
to outline
de ambtenaar
civil servant
meewillen
to want to be a part of something
de metselaar
brick layer
uitstellen
to postpone
bevestigend
affirmative
de deskundigheid
expertise
de professionaliteit
professionalism
slagvaardig
decisive/on the ball
mileuvriendelijk
environmentally friendly
aanbieden
to offer
het aanbod
offer
aanvullen
to supplement
het beheer
management
de behoefte
need
beschikken
to have at one's disposal
de gegradueerde
graduate
de GSM
celfone
de mobiel
celfone
minsten
at least
noodzakelijk
necessary
de omschrijving
description
het rendement
the efficiency/output/yield/return
volwaardig
able
de eis
demand
eisen
to demand
afwisselend
varied
gevarieerd
varied
de kwekerij
nursery (garden)
overeenkomstig
according to
de pre
advantage
rooien
dig up
afwegen
to weigh up
bedreven
skilled
fatsoenlijk
decent
gejaagd
stressed
gepast
appropriate
grillig
whimsical
krachtig
powerful
onberispelijk
impeccabble
onpartijdig
impartial
onverschrokken
fearless
trotseren
to defy, to stand up to
vreedzaam
peaceful
wantrouwig
suspicious
zelfbewust
self conscious
zelfverzekerd
confident
aardig
Nice
aarzelen
to hesitate
attent
considerate
het doel
aim, goal
onbuigzaam
uncompromising
raken
to strike/hit, to get (as in to understand), to become, to meet
uithalen
to take out
de aanwezige
person present
bladeren
to leaf through
hoorbaar
audible
lukken
to work out, to manage, to work
de vergadering
meeting/conference
zeuren
to nag
ziekmakend
sickening
ontnemen
to take away
uitmaken
to call someone names
de afdeling
department
echter
however
de hei
heath, open uncultivated land with few trees
achterstevoren
the wrong way round/viceversa
de analfabeet
illiterate person
de boerenkool
kale (kind of cabbage; fig - banal, common, stupid)
de den
pine tree
heus
real/actual
inhuren
to hire
de kudde
herd
meeklappen
to clap along, applaud
onbeschoft
rude
ontslaan
to dismiss, fire, release