Wed. Jun 19th, 2024

As you may have already heard, the Dutch certainly do not beat around the bush. This does have a plus side as it conveniently applies, not only to their direct behavior, but also their use of language.

Why complicate things when you can just literally spell them out?! For instance, who needs a fancy (rather nonsensical) word like “glove” when you are simply looking for something to keep your hands warm (sort of like what shoes do for your feet!). No need to go about confusing us foreigners with more words to learn! Similarly, when boating through the canals of Amsterdam I discovered that only one word is needed to discuss the depth of the murky bicycle-laden waters: diep (deep). Slap a little prefix in front of it, and you’ve got its handy companion ondiep (undeep). Again, no need to learn something new 😉

1. Hand shoes

Funny dutch words

2. Toilet glasses

toilet

3. Ant F@#$%

funny dutch words

4. Nail pants

spijker

5. Clean mother

funny dutch words

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6. Little monkey tail

monkey

7. Fire snake

fire

8. Donkey’s bridge

donkey

9. Butter ham

boterham

10. Shield toad

toad

11. Peanut cheese

pinda

12. Sea wolf

wolf

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13. Horse flower

paard

14. Lazy horse

lazy

15. Garden snake

garden