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11 Essential Words to Read Dutch Newspapers


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oprotten
to bugger off
de pet
cap
terecht
rightly so
uiteraard
of course, obviously
vernederend
humiliating
voorspelbaar
predictable
wegens
because of
de wei
field, meadow
wildvreemd
perfectly strange
zelfs
even
zogenaamd
so called
de geborgenheid
security/safety
onderling
amongst ourselves (just between us)
thuishoren
to belong somewhere
de winkelier
shopkeeper
kletsen
to chat
turnen
to do gymnastics
achtervolgen
to chase, to pursue
de inzet
efforts
de opstandeling
rebel
remmen
to break
stilliggen
lie still, be idle, be closed down
vrijkomen
to be released (from custody/prison)
de armoede
poverty
de beschaving
civilisation
het bezwaar
complaint
doorsnee
average
het dressoir
sideboard
de inslag
streak, characteristic
kanten
made of lace
kleinburgerlijk
lower middleclass/parochial
knus
cosy/friendly/intimate/close
ontplooien
to develop (emotionally)
potdicht
shut tight
overvol
completely full
de overheid
government/authority
samenhokken
live together in cramped conditions