Zwart & Wit

Tomorrow we cover multiple (and repeat some) colours. Can you guess what the subject will be?

wit = white
licht = light
puurste = purest
combinatie = combination
zwart = black
tegenovergestelde = the opposite
afwezigheid = absence / absent
absorptie = absorption
Hope this helps!

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Groen

Todays colour is green! Hopefully some of the other words are useful for you as well!

geassociĆ«erd = associated (notice the -ciĆ«erd part, the dots above the e indicate that it’s “disconnected” from the i before it, so no “ie” (the “ee”-sound in english))
lente = spring (season)
vrede = peace
veiligheid = safety
toestemming = permission
veel = many
bladgroenten = blad (leaf(y)) & groenten (vegetables/greens)
groen = green

Hope this helps!

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Oranje

The second colour of this week is orange!

kleur = colo(u)r
tevens = additionally / in addition
mandarijnen = mandarin oranges
wortels = carrots
abrikozen = apricots

Hope this helps!

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Blauw

The first colour of this week will be blue! Technicalities aside, the following words are associated with that colour. For the record, “lucht” in Dutch is a masculine word, hence “his reflection” in Dutch.

lucht = sky / air
zijn = his
reflectie
vlasbloemen = vlas (flax) & bloemen (flowers)
lazuursteen = lapis lazuli (can be used in Dutch as well)
blauw = blue

Hope this helps!

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Kleuren

Next week will be another thematic week! The theme will be colours and things, objects or images with those colours. I’m looking forward to read your replies (Dutch or English)! The word/phrase list:

Komende = (Up)coming / next (usually next is “volgende” (following (up)))
gaan we het over hebben = we’ll talk about (literal: we go have about it)
kleur = colo(u)r
waarom = why
vertel = tell
als antwoord = as a reply
filmpje = little film / video

Hope this helps!

Kaasdromen

I wanted to do a throwback to the early days of this profile (which is only five months ago) and translate a part of a public domain story.
Searching for a text I came across “Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks” by William Elliot Griffis, which contained the story “The Goblins turned to Stone”, containing a passage of a nightmare (which read a lot like a description of a succubus). These days this phenomenon is generally thought of as sleep paralysis. The story can be found here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/7871/7871-h/7871-h.htm#xvii

Anyway: the word list!

sommige = some
plezierig = pleasant
kaasdromen = kaas (cheese) + dromen (dreams), a compound word made up by the author as far as I’m aware
over het algemeen = in general
dacht = singular past tense of “denken” (to think), compare it with english “thought”
merrie = mare / she-horse
geklommen = perfect tense of “klimmen” (to climb)
maag = stomach

Hope this helps!

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Herhalen

A short phrase, but a full minute video.

herhalen = to repeat

The verb “kunnen” in use is weird. If you want to read a longer (Dutch) article on it see: https://onzetaal.nl/taaladvies/je-kunt-je-kan/

Hope this helps!

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Verkoudheid

Welcome to the new year! As for my lack of output, here’s why! And a big welcome to everyone who joined since the last video!

Not much for the wordlist today:

iedereen = everyone
verkoudheid = common cold
nog steeds gaande = still ongoing / still happening
nog = as yet
steeds = still
gaande = taking place

Hope this helps!

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