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Dutch Names and Words from Fairy Tales

Sprookjes click to hear 2 3 'Fairy Tales' - singular: (het) sprookje click to hear

In Dutch, the definite article 'the' is either 'de' click to hear or 'het' click to hear (often shortened to " 't " click to hear) >>
The indefinite article 'a' is: een click to hear - or for emphasis: één click to hear 'one'

Sneeuwwitje click to
    hear
de zeven dwergen click to hear
Snow White
the seven dwarves
Doornroosje click to hear 2
De Schone Slaapster click to hear 2
['the pretty (female) sleeper']
[Thorn-Rose] Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty
Assepoester click to hear 2 Cinderella
Roodkapje click to hear
de grote boze wolf click to hear 2
Little Red Riding Hood
the big bad wolf
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Hans en Grietje click to hear Hansel and Gretel
Klein Duimpje click to hear 2
(de) houthakker click to hear 2
kiezelsteentjes click to hear 2
stukjes brood click to hear 2
Tom Thumb
lumberjack ('wood chopper')
pebbles
pieces of bread
De Prinses op de Erwt click to hear
(de) matras click to hear
The Princess on the Pea
mattress
Repesteeltje click to hear 2 Rumpelstiltskin
De Gelaarsde Kat click to hear Puss in Boots
De Rattenvanger van Hamelen click to hear 2 the [Rat Catcher] Pied Piper of Hamelin
Het Lelijke Eendje click to
    hear
een lelijk eendje click to hear
(de) zwaan click to hear
The Ugly Duckling
an ugly duckling
swan
Vrouw Holle click to hear 2 ?
Holle Bolle Gijs click to hear 2 A very greedy eater
(de) prins click to hear prince
(de) prinses click to hear princess
(de) slaap click to hear sleep
(de) kus click to hear kiss
(de) kikker click to hear 2 3
kikvors click to hear 2
frog
frog (old-fashioned)
(de) appel click to hear apple
(het) vergif click to hear 2 poison
(de) stiefmoeder click to hear stepmother
(de) grootmoeder click to hear grandmother
"oma" click to hear 'grandma'
(de) ooievaar click to hear stork
(het) paard click to hear 2 horse
(het) bos click to hear forest
(de) beer click to hear bear
(de) wolf click to hear wolf
(de) slang click to hear 2 snake
(de) paddestoel click to hear 2
plural: paddestoelen click to hear
[toad-stool] mushroom
(de) bonenstaak click to hear 2 bean stalk
(de) fee click to hear fairy
(de) heks click to hear witch
(de) tovenaar click to hear 2 wizard, sorcerer
(het) toverstokje click to hear magic wand
(de) tovenaarsleerling click to hear sorcerer's apprentice
(de) waarzegster click to hear 2 fortune teller (female)
(de) dwerg click to hear dwarf
(de) kabouter click to hear 2 3 gnome, goblin, dwarf
(de) elf click to hear elf; also: 11
(de) zeemeermin click to hear mermaid
(de) reus click to hear
plural: reuzen click to hear
giant
Sinterklaas click to hear 2
Zwarte Pieten click to
  hear
See also:
Dutch Santa Claus
Black Peters (Santa's helpers)

1 2
(de) Kerstman click to hear 2 Father Christmas,
American Santa Claus
(de) Paashaas click to hear 2 Easter Bunny
(de) draak click to hear 2
plural: draken click to hear 2
dragon
(de) eenhoorn click to hear 2 unicorn
(de) zevenmijlslaarzen click to hear seven-league boots

Fairy tales traditionally start with: "Er was eens ... " click to hear 2 3 ('Once upon a time there was ...')
Alternates: Er was er eens click to hear 2 - d'r was 'ns een prinses... click to hear 2 - d'r was 'r 's ... click to hear

"Spiegeltje, spiegeltje aan de wand, wie is de mooiste in het land?" click to hear 'Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the prettiest [in the land] of them all?'
"Wie is de mooiste in het land?" click to hear 'Who is the prettiest in the land?'
"Sneeuwwitje is de mooiste in het land." click to hear 'Snow White is the prettiest in the land.'
"Tafeltje, dek je!" click to hear 2 'table, lay yourself!' - and - "Ezeltje, strek je!" click to hear 2 'little donkey, stretch!' are from a fairy tale about a kind of luilekkerland click to hear ('land of Cockaigne') where a table lays itself on command, laden with food, and where a donkey execretes gold coins.

(de) legende click to hear 2 ('legend')
In modern Dutch, boos click to hear (boos/boze click to hear) means 'angry.'
(de) goochelaar click to hear 2 'magician' (showman, tricks)
De Efteling click to hear 2 fairy tales-themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel click to hear 2 (near Tilburg click to hear)
de Kabouters click to hear 2 were a playful anarchist-green political movement in 1970s Amsterdam
(het) bijgeloof click to hear 2 ('superstition') >> Lesson13 - >> Dutch13

Read and Hear the old Dutch folktale Het Vrouwtje van Stavoren click to hear
See also: The Middle Ages

[frog]
kikker click to hear 2
[garden gnomes]
tuinkabouters click to
  hear
[toadstool, mushroom]
paddestoel click to hear 2

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