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Losse woorden click to hear More pages like this:
'Disambiguation Remainders' - Losse Wooorden 1

 Vrij - Free 
 Gek - Crazy 
 Gemengd - Mixed 
 Droog - Dry / Nat - Wet 
 Gezond - Healthy 
 Ziek - Sick, Ill 
Stof - Dust, Fabric, Material, Subject Matter, 'Stuff'

Vrij - Free

vrij click to hear - vrije click to hear 2 - vrij / vrije click to hear 2 3 4 'free
(de) vrijen click to hear 2 3 'free' people (not slaves)
vrijen click to hear 2 3 to make love (Gothic  frijoon)
vrij / vrijer click to hear free / more free
vrijelijk click to hear 'freely, liberally'
vrijwillig click to hear voluntarily
(de) vrijwilliger click to hear 2 volunteer
vrijblijvend click to hear [remaining free] without obligations, no consequences // without commitment (het) ijsvrij click to hear 2 ['ice-free'] - school closing on a very cold day so kids can go skating de vrije wereld click to hear 2 the free world
Vragen staat vrij click to hear 2 3 4 'You're free to ask, feel free to ask' frank en vrij click to hear
'free and frank' - honest and free

(de) vrije tijd click to hear 2 leisure time, time off
(de) vrije dag click to hear 2 day off (from work)
also:  (de) snipperdag click to hear 2 a single day off
Ik wil een vrije dag click to hear 2
Ik wil een dag vrij click to hear 2 [I want a free day, a day free] - I want a day off

(de) bevrijding click to hear liberation
(de) Bevrijdingsdag click to hear Liberation Day - Celebration of the end of the Second World War, 1945.
The German forces surrendered May 5th

5 Mei click to hear

(de) vrijheid click to hear liberty, freedom
meer vrijheid click to hear 2 more freedom
vrijheid blijheid click to hear 2 'freedom brings along, creates happiness' Er werd veel gesproken over vrijheid click to hear 2 There was much [spoken] talk about freedom

Vechten voor vrijheid click to hear 2 3 Fighting for freedom, fighting to be free de Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog click to hear 2 the American Revolution - ("war of liberation") (de) vrijheidsstrijder click to hear freedom fighter

Important Freedoms, Important Liberties:
(de) vrijheid van meningsuiting click to hear freedom of [expressing opinions] expression (de) persvrijheid click to hear 2 freedom of the press (de) vrijheid van vergadering click to hear 2 freedom to meet and discuss any issues (de) godsdienstvrijheid click to hear freedom of religion (de) gewetensvrijheid click to hear 'freedom of conscience' - freedom to decide for yourself, like the freedom to leave or change your religion

dichterlijke vrijheid click to hear 2 poets' freedom - poetic license

gastvrij click to hear hospitable, welcoming
(de) gastvrijheid click to hear 2 3 4 5 6 7 'hospitality' - the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers

(de) vrijgezel click to hear bachelor
(de) vrijgestelde click to hear 2 labor union employee (old-fashioned) vrij spel click to hear 2 3 hebben click to hear ~having no limitations, no restraints in action Hij heeft vrij spel click to hear 2 3 ~He can do as he pleases, no limitations

vrij / free = no
vetvrij papier click to hear 2 3 4 5 [fat-free paper] - wax paper roestvrij staal click to hear 2 [rust-free steel] - stainless steel cafeïnevrij click to hear 2 3 [caffein-free] decaf - it sounds a bit bookish
zonder cafeïne click to hear 2 [without caffein] decaf - this sounds more 'natural'
Heeft U cafeïnevrij? click to hear 'Do you have decaf?' Heeft U zonder cafeïne? click to hear 'Do you have decaf?' Mag ik zonder cafeïne? click to hear 'Could I (May I?) have decaf?'

Vrijdag click to hear ('Friday') has nothing to do with 'free' but is named after the Germanic goddess Freya click to hear 2 - Mrs Odin (Dutch: Wodan click to hear)
The Days of the Week

Gek - Crazy

'Gek' click to hear - gekke click to hear 2 - gek / gekke click to hear 2 and the slightly more formal krankzinnig click to hear 2 can refer to mental illness, but like English 'crazy' they usually mean 'weird, not realistic, irrational, foolish, ill-advised.'
(de) gekkigheid click to hear 2 3 foolishness, silliness

Hij is gek geworden click to hear 2 3 4 He's gone crazy, he's become insane

Ik, zei de gek click to hear 2 3 "Me, the crazy man said" - self-depreciating, for instance said when listing yourself as a member of a team

Dit is gekkenwerk! click to hear 2 3 4 'This is a crazy way of doing things'
- Freule Wttewaal van Stoetwegen click to hear during a chaotic 1970 session of the Dutch House of Representatives
Ik word er gek van click to hear [I'm being driven crazy by it] - It's driving me crazy Ben je gek geworden? click to hear
Ben je helemaal gek geworden? click to hear Have you gone (completely) crazy? Are you out of your mind? Zijn ze helemaal gek geworden? click to hear 2 3 Have they gone mad completely? Are they out of their minds? They must be crazy Ik lijk wel gek! click to hear 2 3 4 It looks like I'm crazy, I must be crazy (doing something strange) Ze leken wel gek click to hear 2 [They looked like crazy] - It looked like they were crazy, they did something crazy Ben je gek! click to hear 2 3 4 'You must be kidding' - said to someone who gives a wrong (usually complicated) explanation of your actions or motivation Alle gekheid op een stokje click to hear 2 (['All the silliness on a stick'] - 'joking aside,' now let's stop the joking and get down to business. Doe maar normaal, dan doe je al gek genoeg click to hear 2 Just do like you always do, that's crazy enough already ... dan doe je al gek genoeg click to hear ... that's already enough craziness helemaal niet zo gek click to hear 2 3 not that crazy at all - a good idea Dat is helemaal niet zo gek click to hear 2 3 4 That's not crazy at all - it's a good idea

Het gekke is dat ze 't zelf geloven click to hear 2 The strange thing is that they believe it themselves - What's strange, is that ... D'r ('er') is iets geks mee click to hear 2 3 4 5 There is something weird about it Gek hè? click to hear 2 Crazy, isn't it?

Ik ben gek op drop click to hear 2 3 I'm crazy about (Dutch) liquorice, I like it very much

voor de gek houden click to hear 2 to fool (someone) - usually: play a prank, deceive (someone) for a joke Hou je jezelf voor de gek? click to hear 2 3 4 Are you fooling, deceiving yourself?

mal click to hear is an old-fashioned word for 'crazy'
We zijn nu veel wijzer, stakkerig wijs zijn we, behalve Bavink, die mal geworden is. click to hear We are much wiser now, it's pitiable how prudent we've become - except for Bavink, who's gone crazy.
from  Nescio: 'Titaantjes'
Malle Babbe click to hear 2 3 'Crazy Babbe,' a famous painting by
Frans Hals click to hear 2 3 (~1582-1666)

merkwaardig click to hear 2 3 4 peculiar, curious, odd
vreemd click to hear - vreemd/vreemde click to hear 2 strange ‑>>
(de) zonderling click to hear stange, eccentric, odd, peculiar person

(de) waanzin click to hear 2 insanity - nonsense
[(de)] idioot click to hear 2 idiot // idiotic, very stupid

(de) beroepsverdwazing click to hear 2 'occupational mind-clouding,' a narrow-minded, distorted outlook, everything is seen as related to the job (de) verstandsverbijstering click to hear [brain function shutdown] - 'thinking paralysis, madness, of unsound mind, overwhelmed by something'

Gemengd - 'Mixed'

mengen click to hear 2 to mix
gemengd click to hear 2 3 / gemengde click to hear mixed
(het) mengsel click to hear mixture
(de) vermenging click to hear 2 mixing
gemengde gevoelens click to hear 2 mixed feelings, ambivalence

roeren click to hear 2 3 to stir, mix
(het) roerei click to hear 2 [stir-egg] - scrambled eggs
Je moet er af en toe in roeren click to hear 2 3 4 You need to stir [in] it occasionally, from time to time

Droog - Dry / Nat - Wet

droog click to hear (droge click to hear 2 3 - droog/droge click to hear) dry droogste click to hear 'driest' ‑>> nat click to hear (natte click to hear 2 3 4 - nat/natte click to hear 2) wet A written sign saying  'nat' means 'freshly painted: wet paint!' vochtig click to hear 2 'damp'

kurkdroog click to hear very dry ('like cork')
droog brood click to hear 2 'dry bread' - old, stale bread without any topping droogrekje click to hear drying rack ‑>>
droogtrommel click to hear 2 ['drying drum'] - dryer
gedroogde abrikozen click to hear dried apricots
gedroogde pruimen click to hear dried plums, prunes
(de) droogte click to hear 2 drought

natte sneeuw click to hear 2 'wet snow' - sleet
kletsnat click to hear 2 sopping wet (maybe from the slapping noise) (het) kooknat click to hear 2 3 the water used to boil vegetables etc.

(de) vochtigheid click to hear 2 humidity
vochtig maken click to hear 2 3 to damp, dampen, to make something slightly wet BUT:  hardvochtig click to hear 2 3 4 5 hard-hearted, heartless

Ik hoop dat we 't droog houden click to hear 2 3 I hope [we'll keep it dry] it will stay dry 't Was even droog click to hear 2 3 It [was dry] didn't rain for a short while 't Lijkt wel weer droog click to hear 2 [It looks like it's dry again] - the rain seems to have stopped De was hangt te drogen click to hear 2 3 4 The laundry is hanging out to dry droogleggen click to hear [to lay dry] 'to reclaim (land)' - take back (note English 're-claim.') ‑>> Ooit zullen we de Zuiderzee bedwingen en het land weer droogleggen. click to hear Someday we will [force] subdue the Zuyder Zee and reclaim the land Na elke overstroming malen de molens 't water weer weg - maar ooit zullen we de Zuiderzee bedwingen en al het verdronken land weer droogleggen. click to hear After each flooding the windmills pump the water away [again] - but someday we'll subdue the Zuyder Zee and reclaim all the drowned land. Ben je nat geworden? click to hear 2 Did you get wet? De vochtigheid heeft er ook mee te maken click to hear 2 The humidity is also involved in it

Sayings, Staqndard Phrases:
't Is allemaal één pot nat click to hear 2 3 ['It's all one jar of liquid'] - 'It's all the same, All those things are actually identical' Ik voel nattigheid click to hear 2 3 ['I feel wetness'] - There's something fishy (to it) - I don't trust it Pappen en nathouden click to hear 2 3 ['Apply paste and keep wet'] - applying and maintaining a wound dressing
- keep going in adverse circumstances, persevering in a less than ideal situation - but not looking for a radical solution
natte-vingerwerk click to hear 2 3 ['wet-finger work' - like determining wind direction by lifting a wetted finger] - an imprecise, unscientific approach to taking measurements, or a clumsy method in general

Gezond - Healthy

gezond click to hear ( gezonde click to hear) healthy
(de) gezondheid click to hear health

gezonde voeding click to hear 2 healthy food, wholesome nutrition Gezond eten click to hear East healthily, eat wholesome food Lachen is gezond click to hear 2 [to laugh is healthy] laughter is good for your health "Bitter in de mond maakt het hart gezond" click to hear 2 nonsense remark about the supposed health benefits (to the heart) of food or medicine of unpleasant taste om gezondheidsredenen click to hear 2 'for reasons of health' We drinken op je gezondheid click to hear 2 3 We drink to your health (a toast) Nog vele jaren in goede gezondheid click to hear Many happy returns in good health (a congratulation, sbirthday good wish) click to hear niezen click to hear 2 3 ('to sneeze') - "Gezondheid!" click to hear ("Bless you!")
In het Nederlands zeggen we 'gezondheid!' als iemand niest click to hear In Dutch we say  'gezondheid!' when somebody sneezes See also: Medical and Talking about Health

gezond verstand click to hear 2 3 [healthy thinking, understanding] - common sense Ik vertrouw op het gezond verstand click to hear 2 3 I trust the [healthy thinking] common sense Ik vertrouw op het gezond verstand van de mensen click to hear 2 I have faith in the people's common sense

See also: Medical

Ziek - Sick, Ill

ziek click to hear (zieke click to hear 2 ziek/zieke click to hear 2) sick, ill (de) ziekte click to hear illness, disease
(de) suikerziekte click to hear [sugar-illness] - diabetes
kinderziektes click to hear 2 childhood diseases ‑>>
ziekenwagen click to hear 2 for 'ambulance' is a bit old-fashioned
(de) ambulance click to hear
(het) ziekenhuis click to hear 2 hospital
in een ziekenhuis opgenomen click to hear 2 admitted to a hospital (de) ziektekostenverzekering click to hear 2 3 ['sickness' costs insurance'] 'health insurance' - often shortened to (de) ziekteverzekering click to hear 2 3 ['sickness insurance']

Ik ben ziek click to hear I'm sick
Ben je ziek? click to hear 2 3 Are you sick?
Ik ben niet ziek click to hear 2 3 I am not sick Ik ben een beetje ziek click to hear 2 3 I'm a little sick, 'under the weather' Ik voel me niet lekker click to hear I don't feel well Ik was gisteren ziek click to hear I was sick yesterday Ik was drie dagen ziek click to hear 2 I was sick for 3 days Ik ben ziek geweest click to hear 2 3 I've been sick Ik was zó ziek click to hear 2 3 I was (so) very sick, I felt miserable Ik had me nog nooit zo ziek gevoeld click to hear 2 3 I had never felt that sick before Hij is ziek geworden click to hear 2 3 He's [become sick] fallen ill Er zijn veel mensen ziek click to hear 2 A lot of people are sick Hij is ernstig ziek click to hear 2 3 He is seriously, gravely ill

See also: Medical - Ziek - Talking about not Feeling Well

'Ziek worden van'  can mean something like for instance an allergy makes you physically ill, but usually it means (like English 'sick of') 'very annoyed' by something or by a situation, 'I've had enough of it, I can't stand it anymore, I'm fed up with it, I hate it.'

Ik word er ziek van click to hear 2 I get sick of it, it makes me ill (literally or figuratively) Ik werd er ziek van click to hear 2 It made me ill // I got tired of it (literally or figuratively) Ik werd ziek van de herrie click to hear 2 I got sick from the loud noise, the loud noise made me sick Ik word er zo ziek van click to hear 2 I'm so sick of it, I can't stand it anymore Ik kan er niet meer tegen click to hear 2 3 I can't stand [against] it anymore Ik heb er genoeg van click to hear 2 [I have enough of it] - I'm sick of it, I'm fed up with it 'Zat' click to hear is a slang word for 'enough' (and also 'drunk')
Ik ben het zat click to hear 2 3 4 I'm sick of it, I've had enough, I don't want to go on with it de dagen zat click to hear 2 'tired of the days' - 'I've had enough' (for older people) Oud en de dagen zat click to hear 2 3 Old and tired of the days

'Moe' click to hear 2 3 4 'tired, fatigued' — 'moe van'  can also be used figuratively, 'very annoyed by, hate it'
Ik ben er nog moe van click to hear 2 3 4 I'm still tired, fatigued of it' Ik word er doodmoe van click to hear 2 [It makes me dead-tired] - it's exhausting // (or usually) it's extremely annoying more moe

Stof - Dust, Fabric, Material, Subject Matter, 'Stuff'

Stof click to hear 2 3 4
'het stof' is 'dust,' while  'de stof' is 'fabric' or 'material, subject material' - 'stuff' - or figuratively, 'subject matter'

Voel hoe zacht de stof is! click to hear 2 3 Do feel how soft the fabric is! Hij is lang van stof click to hear 2 'He always talks at great length' stoffelijk click to hear / stoffelijke click to hear material, physical
stoffelijke resten click to hear 2 3 [physical] 'mortal' remains, the dead body of a human being

(de) stofzuiger click to hear 2 ['dust-sucker'] vacuum cleaner
ik stofzuigde click to hear 2 I vacuumed
(de) stofdoek click to hear 2 dusting cloth
stoffer en blik click to hear 2 [brush and dustpan] - dustpan and brush
stofmaskers click to hear dust masks
een lap stof click to hear 2 a (largish) piece of fabric
(de) spijkerstof click to hear 2 denim
(de) badstof click to hear terrycloth, towels fabric
various fabrics
(de) brandstof click to hear 2 (['burning stuff'] - 'fuel')
(de) splijtstof click to hear 2 'fissile material'
(de) springstof click to hear 2 'explosives'
delfstoffen click to hear 2 minerals, mineral resources
(de) waterstof click to hear 2 hydrogen H
(de) koolstof click to hear carbon C
(de) stikstof click to hear nitrogen N
(de) zuurstof click to hear oxygen O
see also: The Periodic Table of The Elements
koolwaterstoffen click to hear hydrocarbons (C-H compounds)
(de) vloeistof click to hear a liquid
(de) vaste stof click to hear a solid

from Ecclesiastes 12  'Prediker' click to hear 2
... voordat het zilveren koord losgemaakt en de gouden lamp gebroken wordt; voordat de kruik bij de bron verbrijzeld en het scheprad bij de put verbroken wordt, en het stof wederkeert tot de aarde, zoals het geweest is. click to hear ... or even the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern; then shall the dust return to the earth as it was.

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'Disambiguation Remainders' - Losse Wooorden 1

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Gij zult niet stelen click to hear 'Thou shalt not steal'