Dutch Language and Culture

This category is for the questions and answers relating to Dutch, the West Germanic language of the Netherlands, its people and culture.

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How do you spell 'Nu Elck Syn Sin' in English?

That's very old Dutch, in new dutch it's Nu elk zijn zin. A translation for that is "Now everybody's got it their way" or something.

This page explains it a bit more:

What_is_'Nu_Elck_Syn_Sin'_in_English

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Waarom zijn koolhydraten goed voor je lichaam?

Koolhydraten worden door je lichaam als bron van energie gebruikt. Ze zijn een soort van brandstof voor je lichaam. Als je heel veel koolhydraten binnen krijgt en niet genoeg beweegt, is dat slecht voor je conditie.

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What are Dutch people of African ancestry called?

mulatos

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Waar komt het woord 'letter' vandaan?

Het woord "letter" komt van het Franse woord"lettre."

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Who is the dutch father of microscopy?

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

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What is the Dutch language?

The Dutch language is a Germanic language mainly spoken in the Netherlands, northern Belgium (Flanders), Suriname and the Dutch Antilles. Small pockets of Dutch speakers also live in Northwestern France (around Calais) and western Germany, around the city of Cleves.

In South Africa, Afrikaans is spoken. Afrikaans is a language which derives from the Dutch spoken by Dutch settlers. The two languages are mutually intelligible, and for that reason are often grouped together by linguists.

Dutch is related to English, Frisian, German and the Scandinavian languages.

Is incorrectly considered to be one of the hardest to learn. (it's actually one of the easiest for English speakers.
Yes, Dutch.

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Wie vocht in de 80-jarige oorlog tegen wie en wanneer?

In de Tachtigjarige Oorlog vocht de Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden, bestaande uit de gewesten Holland, Zeeland, Gelre, Overijssel, Utrecht, Groningen en Friesland, tegen Spanje.

De Oorlog was van 1568 tot 1648. Waar van 1609 tot 1621 wel een wapenstilstand was: het Twaalfjarig Bestand.

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Hoe veel tanden heeft een olifant?

Twee slagtanden

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What is the Dutch 'Ik wens je een goede dag' in English?

I wish you a good day is an English equivalent of 'Ik wens je een goede dag'.

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Maar waar komt het woord 'automobiel' vandaan?

It originated from two words : French =Auto and the English word "mobile" hence the word "Automobiel' which is a formal way of saying 'Car"

het komt van twee woorden : 1. Frans voor Auto en Engels voor"mobile" daar kreig je het woord automobiel van, wat is eigenlijk een voorname uitdrukking van "Car"

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How do you greet someone in Dutch?

'hallo' (means hello) or 'hoi' (means hi) or you can also use 'goedendag' if you want to keep it formal.

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What is the Dutch 'Prettige kerst' in English?

Merry Christmas is an English equivalent of 'Prettige kerst'.

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How do you say please and thank you in Dutch?

Hi

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What is the Dutch 'Nieuwe maan' in English?

"New moon" is an English equivalent of "nieuwe maan."

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What is 'For my Valentine' in Dutch?

Voor mijn Valentijn is a Dutch equivalent of 'For my Valentine'.

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What does lang zal ze leven lang zal ze levn in Gloria in de Gloria in de Gloria Hieperdepiep Hoera in Dutch mean?

It is a birthday song, meaning something like this: (though it sounds quite stupid)

-We hope that she (he) will live long

-(repeated) in happiness

-in happiness

-(repeated)

-hip hip hip hurray

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What is the Dutch 'Graag gedaan' in English?

" Graag gedaan" is the equivalent of "You are welcome" or you can say more formally " Tot uw dienst" which also means you are welcome.

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How wonen de mensen in Chili?

Er is daar een duidelijke divisie tussen arm en rijk.

Vroeger leefden er veel op het platteland. Maar tegenwoordig, vanwege de komst van technologie en nieuwe markt structure, zijn veel mensen in de stad gaan wonen. Ze zien de stad als een plek voor nieuwe kansen: er zijn daar veel banen te vinden.

De mensen die nog steeds op het platteland leven, wonen in grote maar toch wel simpele huizen. In de stad hebben we de mensen die in rijke villa's leven. Maar ook mensen die niets hebben kunnen vinden in de stad en dus in de sloppewijken leven. Zij zijn daar illegaal.

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What is the name for Dutch Commune?

The word for Dutch commune that is often used in crossword puzzles is EDE (not EPE as shown on this site.)

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How old is the Dutch language?

Pronosticatie van den jare 1514 uten overlantschen ghetrocken in den nederlantschen.

It's 497 years old.

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What does en wie mean?

That's Dutch for "and who"

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What is in English of het gaat and ook met mijn schatje en met jou..?

'hoe gaat het met je?' = 'how are you' 'ook met mijn schatje' = 'also with my honey' 'en hoe is het met jou?' = 'and how are you?'

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Is dutch ball a dutch game?

Dutch ball?

There's no such thing.

I think you mean "dodge ball"

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What are the Dutch 'Dank je' and 'Dank u' in English?

Thank you is an English equivalent of 'Dank je' and 'Dank u', which are the more formal, respectful ways of saying the same among Dutch language speakers.

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What country are Dutch people from?

Dutch people are from The Netherlands, also known as Holland or the low countries.

The one exception to this are the "Pennsylvania Dutch," because that name came from a misinterpretation of the word "deutsch," which means German. So Pennsylvania Dutch people are from Germany. All the rest of the Dutch are from Holland.

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