15 FUNNY DUTCH WORDS

On your journey on learning Dutch (yes it is a journey, a rather large one) you will come across some ‘funny’ phrases and words. Why beat around the bush when you can be direct like a Dutch person?

Here are 15 funny Dutch words I have, so far, come across.

Prepare to be amazed.

  1. Toiletbril = toilet glasses = toilet seat.
  2. Schoonmoeder = clean mother = mother-in-law.
  3. Mierenneuker = ant fucker = someone who cares a little too much about details.
  4. Handschoenen = hand shoes = gloves.
  5. Pindakaas = peanut cheese = peanut butter.
  6. Spijkerbroek =nail pants = jeans.
  7. Brandslang = fire snake = hose.
  8. Boterham = butter ham = sandwich.
  9. Schilpad = shield toad = turtle.
  10. Oorlog = cumbersome ear = war.
  11. Ziekenauto = sick car = ambulance.
  12. Muilpeer = mouth pear = slap in the face.
  13. Vleermuis = wing mouse = bat.
  14. Wasbeer = wash bear = racoon.
  15. Apenstaartje = little monkey tail = @

Bron: expatshaarlem.nl