Oorlog & Vrede

This time we’re taking lines from a classic Russian story: Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”. Todays words:
alles = everything / all
vermoeid(e) = weary / tired
verveeld(e) = bored
uitdrukking = expression
stil(le) = silent
(af)gemeten = measured
looppas = step / thread
stond = past singular tense of “staan” (to stand)
sterk = strong
kleine = small
vrouw = woman / wife
Hope this helps!

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Hans & Grietje

A traditional German fairy tale: “Hansel and Gretel”. Todays words:

pakte = past singular tense of “pakken” (to grab)
beiden = both (persons)
leidde = past singular tense of leiden (to lead / to guide)
kleine = small
daarna = after that
voedsel = food
neergezet = from “neerzetten” (to put down / to serve)

Hope this helps!

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Dik Trom

Today we’re changing things a bit! We’re using an old Dutch childrens tale! I’ve updated the language to the current spelling and translated it into English.
In this scene the mother of the protagonist forces her husband to safe their (rather fat) rascal of a son who is using a washing tub as a boat in a canal.

Anyway, the word list:
greep = past singular tense of “grijpen” (to grab)
duwde = past singular tense of “duwen” (to push)
rechtuit = straight ahead/on
eenmaal = once
stapte = past singular tense of “stappen” (to step)
hijgend = panting / weezing / gasping
hikkend = hiccuping
tobbe = (washing) tub

Hope this helps!

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Verkeerde Been

Proverbs are weird, and here’s one to indicate someone is grumpy.

Todays word list:
verkeerde = wrong
been = leg (less common: bone)
uit … stappen = from “uitstappen” (to step out)

Hope this helps!

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De Scharlakenrode Letter

Todays word list:
niemand = no man / nobody
aanzienlijk(e) = considerable
tijd = time
gezicht = face
zichzelf = one’s self
menigte = crowd
dragen = to wear / to carry
zonder = without
uiteindelijk = in the end / finally
verbijsterd = bewildered
raken = both “to hit/struck” and “to be hit/struck”
welke = which
waar / ware = true

Hope this helps!

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Nelly

Sorry for the inactivity over the last few days! I’m still around! Todays words:

zwak = weak
wanneer = when
opkomt = from “opkomen” (to rise / to come up, also “to enter (a stage)”)
verzamelt = from “verzamelen” (to gather)
kracht = strength
moed = courage
vordert = from vorderen (to carry forward / to proceed, also “to seize”) Hope this helps!

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De Tijdmachine

More 19th century SciFi!

Todays words:

klinkt = from “klinken” (to sound)
aannemelijk = plausible
genoeg = enough
vannacht = tonight
wacht = from “wachten” (to wait)
morgen = tomorrow (also used as “morning” from time to time, like in “goedemorgen” (good morning))
gezonde = healthy
verstand = intellect / understanding
ochtend = morning
(decided to use this one to avoid confusion with the *other* “morgen”) Hope this helps!

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Dorian Gray

Another classic! “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde, his only novel.

Plotseling = suddenly
verscheen = singular past tense of “verschijnen” (to appear), see http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/werkwoord/verschijnen
schilder = painter
wenkte = to beckon
binnenkomen = to enter
draaiden = plural past tense of “draaien” (to turn), see http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/werkwoord/draaien
elkaar = each other
glimlachten = plural past tense of “glimlachen” (to smile), see http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/werkwoord/glimlachen

Hope this helps!

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Boerenwormkruid

This story is suggested by @creature_carvings, thank you for that!
vochtige = damp, moist
frisheid = freshness
naderend = oncoming, approaching
ochtendgloren = dawn (literally: morning (ochtend) + glistening (gloren)) kroop = singular past tense of “kruipen” (to crawl), see http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/werkwoord/kruipen
ramen = windows
bracht … mee = singular past tense of “meebrengen” (to bring with/along), see: http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/werkwoord/meebrengen
geuren = scents
boerenwormkruid = tansy
Amerikaanse boomwurger = (American) bittersweet (literally: American tree (boom) strangler (wurger)) onbekende = unknown
lucht = fragrance, smell, scent (more common: sky)
tegen … streefden = plural past tense of “tegenstreven” (to work against), see: http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/werkwoord/tegenstreven
kamer = room
Hope this helps!
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De hond van de Baskervilles

An excerpt from a Sherlock Holmes story!
toegeven = admit, confess, give in (disassembled into: geef toe, since “Ik toegeef” doesn’t work)
rilling = shiver / shudder
lijf = body
trilling = vibration
stem = voice
aangeven = to indicate (in singular past tense: aangaf)
ontroerd = to be moved emotionally
vertellen = to tell (in singular past tense: vertelde)
Hope this helps!
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