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Some good Dutch words


"De" and "het" — two Dutch words for "the"...

"
Geweldig" — "fabulous," "fantastic," "terrific" (not "violent" [except sometimes]) ...

Alstublieft — a hyper-polite word; socially useful...

• Basilicum — basil

Gedogen — to actively tolerate...

Landwinning translates into English as "reclamation," but that is a misnomer....

Peperduur — "as expensive as pepper"...

Roepnaam — your informal personal name...

• "Toch" serves as an all-purpose affirmation request. It implies (but does not insist) that the accompanying statement is agreeable.

• Toen — "when," in the past tense.
• Vanzelfsprekend — self-evident. Literally, "from self-speaking."

Verwerken — to process thought...

Wel — "indeed is..."


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