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Breakfast and Lunch
Snacks and Treats
A Few Drinks
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the: de click to hear 2 / het click to hear 2 3 - 't click to hear ->>
Plurals always take 'de'
a: (een) - 'n click to hear / one: één click to hear 2 3

Breakfast and Lunch

(het) ontbijt click to hear 'breakfast'
(de) lunch (English) click to hear 2
Most people use the English word for 'lunch' - if it's a hot meal, you could say (het) middageten click to hear ('afternoon meal.') In jest, you could use the very old-fashioned 'het noenmaal' click to hear ('the noon meal.')

[a small bowl of porridge]
kommetje pap click to hear a small bowl of porridge
[a loaf of bread]
een brood click to hear a loaf of bread - my recipe
(het) brood click to hear 'bread; a loaf of bread'
broden click to hear 2 'loaves of bread' - Plurals
['floor bread'
  - a loaf baked on a baking sheet,
  not in a bread pan]
(het) vloerbroodje click to hear 'floor bread' - a loaf baked on a baking sheet, not in a bread pan
[slices of bread]
sneetjes brood click to hear slices of bread
['heel' - end piece of a loaf of bread]
(het) kapje click to hear 'heel' - end piece of a loaf of bread
[toast (roasted bread)]
geroosterd brood click to hear - many people just say 'toast'
[breadrolls]
bolletjes click to hear breadrolls
singular: (het) bolletje click to hear 2 breadroll
(het) kadetje click to hear 2 is an all-white-flour breadroll like a hot dog bun
[two baguettes]
stokbroden click to hear baguettes
[a few slivvers of butter]
(de) boter click to hear butter
[a block of cheese]
(de) kaas click to hear cheese >>
[eggs]
eieren click to hear eggs - irregular plural
[one egg]
(het) ei click to hear egg
[a piece of cheese]
een stuk kaas click to hear 2 a piece of cheese
[slicing cheese]

[slicing cheese]

[slicing cheese]
kaas schaven click to hear 2 slicing cheese
- a few more cheese words
>>

[preparing sandwiches]
brood smeren click to hear 2 preparing sandwiches
[lunch: rolls of bread, milk, coffee]
(de) lunch (English) click to hear 2
(or breakfast: (het) ontbijt click to hear)
[a slice of bread with cheese]
(de) boterham met kaas click to hear 2 a slice of bread with cheese, open-faced sandwich with cheese
- (de) boterham click to hear 2 3 is a word for at home. In a sandwich shop
- (de) broodjeszaak click to hear 2 - or a diner, ask for a (het) broodje click to hear 2
[open-faced cheese sandwiches]
boterhammen met kaas click to hear 2 open-faced cheese sandwiches
[bread with tomato]
tomaat op brood click to hear 2 3 slice of bread with tomato
[(sliced ham)]
(de) ham click to hear (sliced) ham
[liver]
(de) lever click to hear liver
[a mild salami]
(de) cervelaatworst click to hear a mild salami
in jest, the soundalike: sterf-op-straat-worst click to hear 2 literally: die-in-the-street sausage
[headcheese?]
(de) zure zult click to hear 2 headcheese
[fried egg, 'sunny side up']
(het) spiegelei click to hear 2 ['mirror egg'] 'sunny side up'
((het) gebakken ei click to hear fried egg )
[boiled egg, cut]
(het) gekookt ei click to hear boiled egg
[omelet]
(de) omelet click to hear omelet
[scrambled eggs]
(het) roerei click to hear scrambled eggs
[a bite (taken out from a slice of bread)]
(de) hap click to hear a bite (taken)
[crispbake, rusk]
(het) beschuitje click to hear crispbake, rusk
[crispbake, rusk]
(het) beschuitje click to hear 'Bolletje' brand rusk
[rusk with chocolate sprinkles]
beschuitje met hagelslag
click to  hear 2 rusk with chocolate sprinkles
['raisin bread roll']
(de) krentenbol click to hear 2 'raisin bread roll'
['raisin bread roll']
(de) krentenbol click to hear 2 'raisin bread roll'
[a double raisin bread roll]
(de) dubbele krentenbol click to hear double raisin bread roll
[raisin bread]
(het) krentenbrood click to hear 2 raisin bread
If I remember right, currants (krenten click to hear 2) are dried young, small grapes, while raisins (rozijnen click to hear ) are dried mature grapes. From tradition, I use the word krentenbrood ('currant bread') though actually it's usually raisin bread (het) rozijnenbrood click to hear 2 - nowadays some bakeries offer both kinds, so be careful what you ask for. Also: (de) rozijnenbol click to hear 2 ('raisin bread roll.')
['Stollen:' Christmas or Easter bread: raisin bread 
  with almond paste]
krentenbrood met spijs click to hear 2 raisin bread with almond paste
[a few butered slices of raisin bread]
... met boter click to hear 2 ... with butter
[Christmas/Easter bread]
(het) Kerstbrood / (het) Paasbrood
click to hear Christmas/Easter bread
- (de) spijs click to hear almond paste
[Christmas/Easter bread]
... met boter click to hear 2 ... with butter
[rye bread]
(het) roggebrood click to
  hear 2 rye bread - my recipe
[slices of rye bread]
sneetjes roggebrood click to hear 2 slices of rye bread
[rye bread with cheese]
roggebrood met kaas click to hear rye bread with cheese
[ginger/spice bread]
(de) ontbijtkoek click to hear 'breakfast cake,' 'gingerbread,' - my recipe
[slices of 'breakfast cake']
(de) ontbijtkoek click to hear 'breakfast cake'
[a slice of 'breakfast cake']
een plakje ontbijtkoek click to hear a slice of 'breakfast cake'
[with butter]
... met boter click to hear ... with butter
The most popular fish ((de) vis click to hear) in Holland is the herring ((de) haring click to hear) - it can be eaten with bread at lunch, like the pickled variety rolmops click to hear below but the 'salted' variety is usually eaten at food stalls on the street (anytime.)
[vinegar-pickled herring]
(de) rolmops click to hear vinegar-pickled herring wound around a pickle
[eating herring]

[eating herring]

[eating herring]
haring eten click to hear eating herring: hold a herring by its tail, tilt your head back and let it slide into your mouth, take bites
- more Dutch fish

[French fries]
(de) frietjes click to hear /or/ (de) patat click to hear 2 French fries
often eaten with mayonaise click to hear 2 mayo ->>

Snacks and Treats

For 'snacks' I usually use the English word, because the traditional Dutch words feel somewhat old-fashioned: (het) tussendoortje click to hear 2 (the small in-between thing) - (de) versnapering click to hear 2 or (het) hapje click to hear 2 (small bite, small morsel) - or the untranslatable lekkernijen click to hear 2 ('very enjoyable snacks')
But you could say: iets bij de koffie click to hear 2 3 ('something with your coffee') /or/ iets bij de thee click to hear 2 3 ('something with your tea.')
(Het) elfuurtje click to hear - an eleven-o'clock (A.M.) drink (usually coffee) and/or a snack
(De) delicatesse click to hear 2 ('delicacy' - a small, very special food item)
zoet click to hear sweet - zout click to hear 2 3 salt, salty
- zuur click to hear 2 acid, sour - bitter click to hear bitter
- hartig click to hear savory, not sweet, 'salty' - a good Dutch word for the fifth basic taste 'umami'?
- pittig click to hear 2 (3) 'full-flavored, strong-tasting'
(het) snoep click to hear ('candy') - (het) snoepje click to hear ('a piece of candy') - snoepen click to hear 2 ('to consume candy')
Dutch '(de) kandij' click to hear 2 are sugar crystals about the size of half or whole sugarcubes.
['windmill' cookies]
speculaasjes click to hear 2 'windmill' cookies'
[crystallized syrup between very thin waffles]
(de) stroopwafel click to hear 2 crystallized syrup between very thin waffles
[a few pieces of 'liquorice']
(de/het) drop click to hear 'liquorice'
[a piece of chocolate]
(de) chocola click to hear chocolate
een reep chocola click to hear 2 a bar of chocolate
[chocolate letter]
(de) chocoladeletter click to hear 'chocolate letter'
A traditional Sinterklaas present and treat
['pepper nut' very small cookes]

['pepper nut' very small cookes]
pepernoten click to hear 'pepper nut' cookies
Also a traditional Sinterklaas treat

[Easter eggs]
paaseieren click to hear Easter eggs
[cookies]
koekjes click to hear cookies
singular: (het) koekje click to hear cookie
[cookie jar, open] [cookie jar, closed]
open click to
  hear (de) koekjestrommel click to hear 2
cookie jar
dicht click to hear
closed
['filled cake']

['filled cake']
(de) gevulde koek click to hear 2 3 'filled cake'
The gevulde koek from a bakery is very different from the ones made in a factory. The filling may be almond paste or an almonds-flavored beans paste.

['turban']
(de) tulband click to hear 'turban'-shaped cake
[Dutch 'cake']
(de) cake click to hear a kind of banana bread
[Dutch 'cake']
(de) cake
click to hear a kind of banana bread
[Dutch 'cake']
plakjes cake click to hear slices of 'banana bread'
/or/ stukjes cake click to hear 2 pieces of 'banana bread'
[Dutch 'cake']
'n plakje cake click to hear 2 a slice of 'banana bread'
Dutch uses the English word 'cake' click to hear for something like banana bread or pound cake. - my recipe.
A more luxurious cake like a birthday cake with fruits and/or whipped cream is called (de) taart click to hear - individual servings are (het) taartje click to hear /or/ (het) gebakje click to
  hear. In Holland, you can buy these nice items at a regular bakery: (de) bakkerij click to hear 2 - maybe in large towns you can find a specialized pastry chef: (de) banketbakker click to hear 2.
fruits: (de) vruchten click to hear 2 >> - fruit: (het) fruit click to hear - whipped cream: (de) slagroom click to hear 2
Collective names for sweet pastry are (het) gebak click to hear /or/ (het) banket click to hear
[festive cake]
(de) taart click to hear festive cake
[piece of cake]
'n stukje taart
click to hear 2 3 a piece of 'festive cake'
[piece of cake]
'n stukje taart click to hear 2 3 a piece of 'festive cake'
[piece of cake, individual serving]
(het) taartje click to hear = (het) gebakje click to hear piece of cake
(taartje / gebakje click to hear)
[piece of cake]
(het) taartje click to hear = (het) gebakje click to hear piece of cake
(taartje / gebakje click to hear)
[a piece of cake]
een stukje taart click to hear 2 a piece of cake
[deep-fried ball of sweet yeast dough with raisins]
(de) oliebol click to hear "oil ball"
[deep-fried ball of sweet yeast dough with raisin]
met click to hear with (de) poedersuiker click to hear 2 powdered sugar
A common treat for the New Year's holiday (met Oud en Nieuw click to hear) is (de) oliebol click to hear ('oil ball') - a deep-fried ball of sweet yeast dough with raisins. Long ago, I visited a friend on New Year's Eve and all we had for dinner and later in the evening were oliebollen and beer.
A very nice Dutch page about 'oliebollen'
Appelbeignets are large slices of apple, coated with a batter of flour, sugar, milk and eggs and then deep-fried; they're also eaten at this time of the year.
[deep-fried apple-filled pastry]

[deep-fried apple-filled pastry]
(de) appelbeignet (French) click to hear

[a oiece of puff pastry with almond paste]
een stukje banketstaaf click to hear 2 a piece of this pastry
[puff pastry with almond paste]
(de) kerstrand click to hear ((de) banketstaaf click to hear)
[a piece of puff pastry with almond paste]
'n stukje kerstrand click to hear 2 a piece of this Christmas/New Year treat
(De) banketstaaf click to hear is a stick of almond paste covered with puff pastry, about 4 cm (1½ inch) diameter, usually about 20 cm (8 inches) long, but you can ask your baker for a special shape. One year in 'High School' we gave our math teacher a lambda λ. The round Christmas variety of the banketstaaf is called (de) kerstrand click to hear
[Dutch apple pie]
(de) appelvlaai click to hear 2 'apple pie'
[Dutch apple pie]
(de) appelvlaai click to hear 'apple pie'
Originally from the Southern province of Limburg click to hear (de) vlaai click to hear is a kind of pie, usually with a fruits filling - what makes it special is the slightly sweet yeast (bread) dough base. It's usually round - the pictures above are unfortunately just of my home baking. What you'll find in bakeries may be more pleasing to the eye. In Limburg itself, some people say (de) vla click to hear - which usually means 'a light pudding' in Dutch.
[Dutch prunes pie]
(de) pruimenvlaai click to hear 2 3 'prunes pie'
[Dutch rice pie]
(de) kersenvlaai click to hear 2 'cherry pie'
[Dutch rice pie]
(de) rijstevlaai click to hear 2 'rice pie' (rice cooked in sweetened milk)

A Few Drinks

[a bottle of water]
een flesje water click to hear a bottle of water
(het) flesje click to hear 2 small bottle
(het) water click to hear 2
(het) drinkwater click to hear 2 drinking water
(het) kraanwater click to hear 2 tap water - usually safe to drink in Holland
[a mug of milk]
een beker melk click to hear a mug of milk >>
(de) beker click to hear 2 mug, large cup
(de) melk click to hear 2 milk
[a glass of orange juice]
een glas sinaasappelsap click to hear 2 a glass of orange juice
(het) glas click to hear 2 glass
(het) sinaasappelsap click to hear 2 orange juice
[a cup of tea] [a cup of tea]
een kopje thee click to hear a cup of tea
[a cup of coffee]
een kopje koffie click to hear a cup of coffee
slang: 'n bakkie troost click to hear a cuppa Joe
(de) melk click to hear 2 'cream' - literally: 'milk'
[a spooonful of sugar over a glass]
(de) suiker click to hear sugar
[a baglet of sugar]
(het) suikerzakje click to hear baglet of sugar
[a bowl of whipped cream, with whisk and spoon]
(de) slagroom click to hear 2 whipped cream
[a spoonful of whipped cream about to be added
  to a cup of coffee]
slagroom op de koffie click to hear 2 whipped cream on coffee
more drinks - Beer

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