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Dutch 'Op' - On, On Top Of, Up, At, To, For, Of, In

Dutch 'Op' click to hear is obviously related to English 'Up,' but is more often translated by other words in English - 'op' as 'up' is mostly found in compound verbs
'Op' = Up
'Op' = On
Sayings with 'Op' as On
'Op' = At
Op Tijd = In Time and On Time
'Op' = To
'Op' = For
'Op' = Of
'Op' = In
Other Translations of 'Op'
Verbs Combined with 'Op'
Compound Verbs with 'Op'
More Words with 'Op'
Other English 'Up'

'Op' = Up

opstaan click to hear 2 'to get up' - usually out of bed after sleep Niet te laat opstaan! click to hear Don't get up (out of bed) late! Hoe laat moet je opstaan? click to hear 2 What time do you need to get up? (out of bed) Dan moet je vroeger opstaan click to hear 2 3 (saying) ['then you have to get up earlier'] - 'For that you need to do more work, be more alert etc. Ben je opgestaan? click to hear 2 Did you get up? Are you up? Ben je op? click to hear 2 Did you get up? Are you up? Ik sta elke dag vroeg op click to hear 2 I get up early every day met vallen en opstaan click to hear 2 3 [with falling down and getting up (again)] - progress, but with many failures along the way ~with ups and downs
more 'vallen' - to fall

'Opschieten' click to hear 2 3 can mean 'to hurry, hurry up'
Schiet op! click to hear 2 Hurry, hurry up! Ik zal opschieten click to hear 2 I'll hurry 't Schiet op click to hear [It's hurrying along] - it's going quickly, the job is almost done See also another meaning of 'opschieten' below

opgeven click to hear 2 3 to give up, ceasing to make an effort Ik geef 't op click to hear 2 3 4 5 I give [it] up - I'll stop trying

'Opkomen' click to hear 2 'to come up,' 'to rise'
De zon komt op click to hear 2 the sun comes up, is rising De zon komt iedere dag op click to hear the sun comes up, rises every day De zon kwam weer op click to hear the sun came up, rose again 't Was alsof de zon om middernacht opkwam click to hear It was as if the sun came up at midnight 't Kwam niet in me op click to hear 2 [It didn't come up in me] - It (the thought) didn't enter my head (de) opkomst click to hear 2 1. rise 2. turnout
opkomst en neergang click to hear 2 [coming up and going down] rise and fall

op en neer click to hear 2 up and down (repeatedly, like for instance a seesaw, physical exercise or stocks)

'Ophalen' click to hear is literally 'to haul up,' usually 'to raise, lift up, bring up' - but it can also mean something like 'to collect, pick up'
herinneringen ophalen click to hear 2 to reminisce, bringing up memories We zaten gezellig herinneringen op te halen click to hear 2 We were reminiscing pleasantly, we were having a good time chatting about the past (de) ophaalbrug click to hear 2 drawbridge
Wie heeft jullie opgehaald? click to hear 2 Who came by to pick you up? (for instance at a train station or airport)

opzoeken click to hear 1. to look up, search for information
2. to look up people, to visit
Ik zocht hem op in het bejaardenhuis click to hear 2 3 4 I looked him up, I visited him in the old folks' home Ik zocht het adres op click to hear 2 3 4 I looked up (searched for and found) the address op zoek naar click to hear 2 3 'looking for, searching for' ('op zoek' is 'searching' and 'naar' click to hear is 'for') Op zoek naar Atlantis click to hear 2 3 Looking for Atlantis Ik ben op zoek naar een kamer click to hear 2 3 I'm looking for a room (to rent) You could as well say:
Ik zoek een kamer click to hear 2

Donkere wolken ... een wind steekt op click to hear Dark clouds ... wind is picking up (a storm is brewing)

't Klaart op click to hear 2 3 It's clearing up, clouds are disappearing, it gets lighter, the weather is improving

Kop op! click to hear 2 [Head up!] Don't give up, don't despair, cheer up, don't hang your head

opgestroopte mouwen click to hear 2 rolled-up sleeves

'Op' = On

Usually 'op' click to hear means something like 'on' - 'on top of' or a location, a 'place' - English usually says 'on,' sometimes 'at' or 'in'

op het dak click to hear 2 on the roof op de stoel click to hear 2 on the chair op de hoek click to hear 2 3 on the corner op de kop click to hear 2 [on its head] - upside-down De sneeuw die op het land lag click to hear The snow [that was] lying on the land Broek-op-Langedijk click to hear (name of a village 'on a long dike') Huis op Drie Grachten click to hear 'House on 3 Canals' (probably 'next to') op de erwtensoep click to hear on top of the pea soup Doe er een postzegel op click to hear 2 3 Put a stamp on it

op het strand click to hear 2 3 on the beach Op sommige stranden heeft niemand wat aan click to hear 2 3 4 On some beaches, nobody is wearing anything op het water click to hear 2 3 on the water op de tafel click to hear 2 on the table het boek op de tafel click to hear the book on the table het voorstel op tafel click to hear the proposition on the table, the proposition up for discussion op de rand click to hear 2 on the edge op de rand van de afgrond click to hear 2 on the edge of the precipice op de vloer click to hear 2 on the floor ‑>> Zet je je kopje op het aanrecht? click to hear 2 3 4 Please put your cup on the (kitchen) counter Ik voelde de regen op m'n gezicht click to hear 2 I felt the rain on my face Ik heb op een oud schip geleerd haring te kaken click to hear 2 3 I have learned to gut herring on an old ship
herring - 'haring kaken'
Hij is op de Noordpool in moeilijkheden geraakt click to hear 2 3 4 He ran into trouble on the North Pole De Prinses op de Erwt click to hear The Princess on the Pea ‑>> Sla linksaf op het kruispunt click to hear 2 Turn left on the intersection

Ze kijken op ons neer click to hear They look down on us neerkijken op click to hear 2 to look down on, to view with contempt, disdain, despise uit de hoogte click to hear 2 3 4 5 [from a height] - arrogantly, feeling superior, 'haughty'

Jan heeft gisteren op het voetbalveld z'n been gebroken click to hear Yesterday on the soccer field, John has broken [his] a leg Schrijf je naam op een papiertje click to hear Write your name on a piece of paper Wil je kaas of ham op je brood? click to hear Would you like cheese or ham on your bread? tomaat op brood click to hear 2 3 tomato on bread "Die achterop doet er niks aan" click to hear 2 3 The one in back is [not doing anything about it] not helping (a common remark to tandem bicycle drivers) Het vogeltje zit op z'n nestje click to hear 2 The (little) bird is sitting on its nest

D'r op of d'r onder click to hear [on (top of) it or (deep down) below it] - a risky venture, like 'all or nothing'

Kun je op de fiets naar je werk? click to hear Can you ride [on] your bike to work? Can you go to work by bike?

Ik heb mezelf op TV gezien click to hear 2 3 I've seen myself on TV Ik zag op het nieuws dat er geen oplossing gevonden is click to hear I saw on the news that no solution was found (de) oplossing click to hear 'solution' - also a liquid with a solid dissolved in it
Er is maar één oplossing click to hear 2 There is only one solution

'Op' click to hear can also indicate a situation instead of a physical location

op de heenweg click to hear 2 on the way out, on the way 'there' op de terugweg click to hear 2 3 on the way back op weg naar click to hear 2 3 on the way to Ik ben op weg naar Assen click to hear 2 I'm on the way to Assen op reis click to hear 2 on a trip, traveling Ik was op reis click to hear 2 3 I was traveling Toen was ik op reis click to hear 2 3 I was traveling at the time
(toen click to hear 2 3 at the time, at that time ‑>>)
Dan ben ik op reis click to hear 2 3 Then, at that time I'll be traveling
(dan click to hear 2 then (future) ‑>>)
We gaan donderdag op vakantie click to hear 2 3
Donderdag gaan we op vakantie click to hear 2 Thursday we'll go on vacation

op de vlucht click to hear 2 on the run, fleeing, escaping

Like English, Dutch uses different prepositions for time units: at hours, on days, in years. - more 'Op' click to hear is the Dutch preposition with days and dates

later op de dag click to hear later on the day later op die dag click to hear later on that day, later that day op een goeie (goede) dag click to hear 1. on a good day (good results, feeling good etc.)
2. someday, on a random day
op een blauwe maandag click to hear ['On a blue monday'] For a short, insignificant time in the past Ze is op Kerstdag geboren click to hear 2 She was born on Christmas day ‑>> op de dag van Sint Steven click to hear 2 3 On Saint Steven's Day op de dag na Kerstmis ... click to hear on the day after Christmas ...

alleen op zondag click to hear 2 3 Only on Sundays, Sundays only Op zondag gaan we naar de kerk click to hear 2 On Sunday, Sundays we go to church op zondag gesloten click to hear 2 closed on Sundays

Hij is op 2 maart jarig click to hear 2 3 4 His Birthday is March 2nd ‑>> Also as: Hij is 2 maart jarig click to hear 2 His Birthday is March 2nd op 14 mei 1948 (op veertien mei negentienachtenveertig) click to hear 2 On may 14th, 1948

op de nuchtere maag click to hear 2 on [the] an empty stomach op blote voeten click to hear [on bare feet] barefoot Ik sta te trillen op m'n benen click to hear 2 ['I'm shaking on my legs'] - 'I'm trembling with fear or from exhaustion' ‑>>

't Is zo stil op straat click to hear 2 It's so quiet on the streets 'Want de mens gaat naar zijn eeuwig huis en de rouwklagers gaan rond op straat' click to hear Because man goes to his eternal home, and the mourners go about on the streets (Ecclesiastes) Ik krijg wel eens honger op straat, maar ik eet altijd thuis click to hear Sometimes I get hungry on the street, but I always eat at home

Sayings and Standard Phrases with 'Op' as 'On'

Kapers op de kust click to hear ['pirates on the coast'] - There are competitors about De puntjes op de i zetten click to hear 2 "Dotting your i's (and crossing the t's)" - taking care of the final details Voor een dubbeltje op de eerste rang click to hear 2 3 4 'The best seats in the house for a dime' - said of people who expect the world for a small payment Een dubbeltje op z'n kant click to hear 2 [A dime on its edge] - the outcome is very uncertain Boter op z'n hoofd click to hear 2
Hij heeft boter op z'n hoofd click to hear 2 3 4 ['(he has) butter on his head'] - he should stay away from heat or it will melt - meaning: "he's criticizing others, but he's not innocent himself: he is a hypocrite" - 'huichelaar' click to hear 2 Ze is niet op haar mondje gevallen click to hear 2 3 ['She didn't fall on her mouth'] - She never hesitates to speak up, she's not shy to speak her mind op een laag pitje click to hear ['On a slow burner'] 'On the back burner' - mostly figuratively: something given low priority, not pursued vigorously Hij is aardig op weg click to hear 2 3 He is well on the way ... (figuratively) - He is progressing well, he's made considerable progress Van de hak op de tak springen click to hear 2 3 'in conversation, frequently and (apparenty) at random changing the subject' Een druppel op een gloeiende plaat click to hear 2 3 ['a drop of water on a red-hot surface'] - 'too little' - a totally ineffective remedy or an attempt to help that falls far short De kat op het spek binden click to hear 2 ['tying the cat to the bacon'] - 'a dangerous policy that sets up for failure, a recipe for disaster' 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.

Een hagedis op de muur click to hear A lizard on the wall But:  Een foto aan de muur click to hear A picture on the wall
- The (very subtle) difference is that the lizard's
'op' is temporarily, while the picture's 'aan' is fixed
"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?' ‑>>

op zee click to hear 2 English says: 'on the sea,' or 'at sea'

'Op' = At

'Op' click to hear can also indicate a point in time instead of a location:

op 't laatste moment click to hear at the last moment op 't nippertje click to hear at the last moment, just in time op de valreep click to hear at the end, just before closing, 'while saying goodbye' laat op de avond click to hear 2 Late in the evening, late at night

op zee click to hear 2 English says: 'on the sea,' or 'at sea'

op mijn leeftijd click to hear 2 at my age op die leeftijd click to hear 2 at that age ‑>> op m'n veertigste click to hear 2 at age 40, when I was 40

op het eerste gezicht click to hear 2 3 at first sight

Hij is op school click to hear 2 3 He's at school (at this moment) Hoe is 't op school? click to hear 2 How are things at (secondary) school? Hoe doen je kinderen 't op school? click to hear How are your children doing in school? Hoe gaat 't op je werk? click to hear How are things at work? (Hoe gaat 't met je werk? click to hear How is your job coming along?) Hoe is de koffie op je werk? click to hear How is the coffee at work? Ik moet om acht uur op m'n werk zijn click to hear 2 3 I have to be at work at eight Ze ontmoetten elkaar op een feestje click to hear 2 3 They met [each other] at a party

op bevel van click to hear 2 at the orders of, ordered by

op z'n dooie gemak click to hear ['at his dead ease'] - completely at ease, fully relaxed, taking his time, without any hurry ‑>>

Holland op z'n smalst click to hear 2 'Holland at its most narrow'
Before the great land reclamations, there used to be a narrow strip of land North-West of Amsterdam connecting two parts of 'Holland.' Later, the expression came to mean 'Dutchmen in their most narrow-minded attitude.'

more about Dutch and English 'Holland' click to hear 2

Op Tijd = In Time, On Time

Op tijd click to hear 2 3 'in time /or/ on time.' English 'on time' and 'in time' do not mean exactly the same, but Dutch uses op tijd for both meanings.

Precies op tijd click to hear 2 Exactly in/on time Op tijd naar bed click to hear Get to bed in time ( a resolution) Ben je op tijd thuis? click to hear 2 Will you be home in time? (usually: not late, before your regular bedtime) De trein is meestal op tijd click to hear 2 The train is usually on time (on schedule) Ik hoop dat 't op tijd is click to hear I hope it's in time We waren net op tijd click to hear 2 We were just in time - see also: 'net' Zorg dat je op tijd bent click to hear 2 3 4 Take care to be in time Alles op z'n tijd click to hear 2 3 [Everything in its (good) time] - There's a time for everything

'Too late' is te laat click to hear ‑>>

'Op' = To

van de ene dag op de andere click to hear 2 3 [from, between one day to [another] the next] - suddenly, unexpectedly deze kant op click to hear 2 3 [to this side] - this way, this direction

Het viel op de grond click to hear 2 3 It fell to the [ground] floor

dicht op elkaar click to hear 2 3 close together

koken click to hear 2 1. to boil 2. to cook ‑>>
opkoken click to hear 2 to bring to a boil

blik op oneindig click to hear 2 3 ['eye focus set to infinity'] ~the thousand-mile stare - often combined with:
verstand op nul click to hear 2 [brainpower to zero, brain powering down] 'shutting down the brain' Said when starting a mindless job or when doing something you don't want to think about

Als klap op de vuurpijl click to hear (saying) ['As a bang to the flare rocket'] - a grand ending

Ik heb er geen antwoord op click to hear 2 3 4 5 I don't have an answer (or an adequate response) to it Het antwoord op Uw vraag ... click to hear The answer to your question ...

't Hoofd op hol brengen click to hear 2 3 4 ['bringing the head to a stampede, make the head run wild'] - 'to turn someone's head, set pulses racing'

aanspraak maken op click to hear 2 laying (a) claim to

'Op' = For

op alles voorbereid click to hear 2 prepared, ready for [everything] anything op 't ergste voorbereid click to hear 2 prepared, ready for the worst ‑>>

Wees verdacht op ... click to hear 2 3 Expect, watch out for, be prepared for ... Wees verdacht op windstoten click to hear Expect, watch out for, be prepared for sudden gusts of wind See also: 'verdenken' click to hear 2 'to suspect'

op één na de beste click to hear 2 3 4 the best except for one - number 2 op sterven na dood click to hear 2 3 4 5 dead, except for the dying - in rather bad shape

'Op' = Of

negen op de tien keer click to hear 2 3 4 9 (out) of 10 times kans op onweer click to hear 2 3 chance of thunderstorms ‑>>

(de) inbreuk op privacy click to hear invasion of privacy

Gezicht op Delft click to hear View of Delft, Looking at Delft (a Vermeer painting)

'Op' = In

op deze plaats click to hear 2 in this spot "We benne op de wereld om mekaar te hellepe niewaar?" click to hear 2 We're in this world to help each other out isn't it? ‑>>

pas op de plaats click to hear 2 ['step in place'] - moving but not going forward or backward (or sideways) - marking time

op klaarlichte dag click to hear 3 [in the clear light of day] in broad daylight

op m'n oude dag click to hear in my old [day] age

op den duur click to hear 2 3 4 in the long run, in the course of time Op den duur wordt 't makkelijker click to hear ['in the long run'] 'After a while it will be easier'

op de bus doen click to hear to put in a mailbox: to mail Een brief op de bus doen click to hear 2 Mailing a letter ‑>>

op welke manier dan ook click to hear in whatever way possible - however

hij ligt op de loer click to hear he's lying in wait (ready to pounce) - lurking loeren click to hear to leer, to peer

Hij zit op de lagere school click to hear 2 3 He's in elementary school Er zit een muis op zolder click to hear 2 3 There's a mouse in the attic

Ik zit op de tocht click to hear 2 3 I'm in a draft (unpleasant cold air flow)

op loopafstand click to hear within walking distance

Other Translations of 'Op'

op de tast click to hear 2 3 4 by touch, groping (de) tastzin click to hear 2 sense of touch ‑>>

op zichzelf click to hear by itself, by yourself
Ik ben gek op drop click to hear 2 3 I'm crazy about liquorice (the Dutch candy) - I like it very much Wat heb je daarop te zeggen? click to hear 2 What do you say about that? What is your comment on that?

't Komt op gang click to hear It gets going, it's starting, the start is successful

(Het) bezoek click to hear 2 is one or more visitors, 'company'
Er is bezoek voor je click to hear You have a visitor, There is a visitor for you /or/ There are visitors for you - 'You have company' - more Op bezoek click to hear 2 is 'visiting'
Op bezoek gaan click to hear 2 'to go visit, pay a visit'
Op bezoek komen click to hear 2 'to come visit, to visit'
...en ik wil dat oma op bezoek komt click to hear 2 3 and I want Grandma to come visiting ‑>> Hij is op bezoek bij de buren click to hear He's visiting the neighbors

Verbs Combined with 'Op'

'Lijken op click to hear 2 3 is 'to look like,' a similarity, a likelihood - or an expectation.
See also lijken in general

Behalve z'n neus lijkt-ie op z'n oma click to hear Except for his nose he looks like his grandma Het lijkt erop dat hij gaat winnen click to hear 2 It looks like he's going to win 't Heeft er lang op geleken click to hear 2 3 For a long time it looked like ... 't Lijkt nergens op click to hear 2 ['It looks like nothing'] - a bad job, something done badly

't Slaat nergens op click to hear 2 3 [It hits nothing] - It's a (usually unpleasant) pointless remark that has nothing to do with the matter at hand

'Wachten' click to hear op click to hear is 'to wait for'
Ik zat te wachten op ... click to hear I was waiting for ... Ik zat te wachten op een telefoontje click to hear I was waiting for a phone call We staan te wachten op een taxi click to hear 2 3 We're waiting for a taxi ‑>> Hij wachtte geduldig op z'n beurt click to hear 2 3 He was waiting patiently for his turn

Kom op! click to hear 2 3 Come on! (encouraging action, suggesting hurry - or 'be reasonable') Zet 'm op! click to hear 2 3 Give it your best (encouraging effort in sports or tests)

Op zijn click to hear 2 3 4 5
Combined with verbs like especially zijn click to hear ('to be') moeten click to hear 2 ('must') and gaan click to hear ('to go') - op click to hear can mean something like 'finished, gone, nothing left'

De benzine is op click to hear The gasoline is finished, we're out of gas 't Geld is op click to hear 2 3 The money is gone, there's no money left also:  Ik ben doodop click to hear 2 I'm dead-tired, completely exhausted 't Moet op click to hear 2 3 4 It needs to be finished, I want it finished, consumed, used, gone Dat moet eerst op click to hear 2 3 4 That needs to be finished, consumed first Drink het op click to hear 2 3 Drink it, drink it up, finish that drink Heb je je koffie op? click to hear 2 3 Did you finish your coffee? (Is your cup empty?) 't Zit erop click to hear 2 3 4 ~the job is done, finished (it could also mean that you attached something 'on top' somewhere, like a bike seat) See also 'opmaken'   below

aankunnen op click to hear 2 3 to count on, to rely on (you can trust it)
Je kunt erop aan click to hear 2 You can count on it Also: Je kunt ervan opaan click to hear 2 3 You can count on it

Actually, rekenen op click to hear 2 3 4 is more common for 'to count on'
Je kunt erop rekenen click to hear 2 You can count on it Je kunt op hem rekenen click to hear 2 3 4 You can count on him, he's reliable Je kunt op me rekenen click to hear 2 3 You can count on me, I'll be there By itself, rekenen click to hear means 'to make calculations, do math' ‑>>

(het) slot click to hear 2 'lock'
op slot click to hear 'locked'
op slot doen click to hear 2 'to lock'
De deur is op slot click to hear the door is locked ‑>>

Ik ben er trots op click to hear 2 3 I'm proud of it

De nadruk ligt op ... click to hear 2 The focus, most important point is ... Hij legde de nadruk op gelijkheid click to hear 2 3 4 He focused on equality, he stressed equality, his main point was equality

Er zit niks anders op click to hear 2 3 There is nothing else to it, there is no alternative, this is what we have to do

Compound Verbs with 'Op'

See also 'opstaan'  click to hear 2 'to get up' on top of this page

optillen click to hear to lift, to lift up
- a splitting verb

optillen to lift
ik til op I lift
jij tilt op you lift
hij tilt op he lifts
wij tillen op we lift
jullie tillen op y'all lift
zij tillen op they lift
U tilt op you lift
click to hear

optillen to lift
ik til op I'm lifting
wij tillen op we're lifting
ik tilde op I lifted
wij tilden op we lifted
ik heb opgetild I have lifted
click to hear

Ik tilde z'n fiets op click to hear 2 3 I lifted up his bike Toen ik z'n fiets optilde begreep ik hoe hij zo hard kon rijden click to hear 2 3 4 When I lifted up, picked up his bike I understood how he could ride that fast ‑>> Til het niet op! click to hear 2 Don't lift it Ik kan 't niet optillen click to hear 2 3 4 I can't lift it, I'm not able to lift it up Hij probeerde de kist op te tillen click to hear 2 3 He tried to lift the wooden box Hij kan vijftig kilo optillen click to hear 2 3 He can lift 50 kilos (de) lift click to hear is the Dutch word for 'elevator'

ophouden click to hear 2 to stop, end, come to an end ophouden met click to hear to stop, end, quit, cease  more met/mee ophouden met werken click to hear 2 to stop working, to retire ophouden met roken click to hear 2 to stop smoking Hou op! click to hear 2 3 4 5 Stop it! Hou toch op! click to hear 2 Now stop that nonsense! Shut up! I'm sick and tired or your talking 't Houdt maar niet op click to hear 2 It just never stops, it goes on and on Hou er onmiddellijk mee op! click to hear 2 3 Now stop that (immediately) right away! Daar moet je mee ophouden click to hear 2 You should stop doing that Dan houdt alles op click to hear 2 ['Then everything ends'] - That changes everything, it's no use continuing after that Houdt die herrie nooit op? click to hear Is that noise never going to stop? 't Hield zomaar op click to hear 2 It suddenly stopped, I don't know why Ik denk erover op te houden click to hear 2 3 I'm thinking about stopping, quitting onophoudelijk click to hear 2 ceaseless, unending, continuing

opkijken van click to hear 2 [to look up for] to be surprised, impressed by Daar kijkt niemand meer van op click to hear 2 3 Nobody is surprised, impressed by that anymore

(de) oplader click to hear charger
Vergeet niet je telefoon op te laden click to hear 2 Don't forget to charge your telephone

Like op zijn click to hear 2 3 4 5 above, 'opmaken' click to hear can mean can mean something like 'use up' - 'all finished, everything gone, nothing left'
Hij heeft al het geld opgemaakt click to hear 2 3 He has spent (used up?) all the money Hij heeft al het water opgemaakt click to hear 2 He has used up all the water (warm water, probably) Opmaken click to hear can mean many other things, like 'to apply make-up,' 'to prepare (a bill)' and 'to conclude' - and sometimes it's just translated in English as 'to make'
Daaruit maak ik op ... click to hear From that [I make out ...] I conclude ... Heb je je bed opgemaakt? click to hear 2 3 Did you make your bed?

Schrijf je naam op een papiertje click to hear Write (down) your name on a piece of paper Ik heb het opgeschreven click to hear 2 I've written it down (het) opschrijfboekje click to hear notebook

We've seen opschieten click to hear 2 3 'to hurry,' above, but there's also opschieten click to hear 2 3 met click to hear 'to get on with people,' usually as goed kunnen opschieten met ... click to hear 2 3 'to get on well with ...'
Ik kan goed opschieten met Jan click to hear 2 3 I get on well ('fabulously') with Jan

'Opletten' click to hear 2 3 means 'to pay attention, to check.' It's a splitting verb:

opletten to pay attention
ik let op I'm paing attention
ik lette op I paid attention
ik heb opgelet I have paid attention
click to hear 2

Let op! click to hear 2 3
Opgelet! click to hear 2 3 4 5 Pay attention! (Something you need to see (hear, feel) will happen shortly) oplettend click to hear 2 3 attentive, paying good attention oplettende lezertjes ... click to hear 2 3 attentive young readers ... (Marten Toonder) Hij zit niet goed op te letten click to hear 2 3 He's not paying close attention Je moet goed opletten click to hear 2 3 You have to pay close attention We hadden goed opgelet tijdens de les click to hear 2 We had paid close attention during the lesson

'Letten op' click to hear 2 3 is used when there's a specific item or person to be watched

Let maar niet op mij click to hear 2 Now don't pay attention to me (I'm doing my own thing) We hebben goed op de temperatuur gelet click to hear 2 We paid close attention to the temperature Hij let er niet op click to hear 2 He's not paying attention to it Hij let nergens op click to hear 2 3 [He's not paying attention to anything] ~ he's extremely careless

oppassen click to hear 2 3 1. 'to pay attention, be careful, proceed with caution'
2. 'to watch over'
oppassen met click to hear 2 3 'be careful with'

Pas op met vuur! click to hear 2 3 Be careful with fire! Daar moet je mee oppassen click to hear 2 3 4 You should be careful with that, You'd better be careful with that Ze mogen wel oppassen click to hear 2 They should watch out, they'd better be careful Je mag wel oppassen click to hear 2 3 You should watch out, you'd better be careful (de) oppas click to hear babysitter, or person who looks after older children (de) oppasser click to hear 2 3 4 'minder,' person looking after adults passen op click to hear 2 3 to watch over, look after, take care of iemand die op me past click to hear 2 Someone [who watches] to watch over me, someone who looks after me See also: (de) pas and passen

'Opruimen' click to hear means 'to tidy up, clear, put things in their place'
When you see a sign (de) opruiming click to hear 2 in a shop, it means 'clearance,' items priced to sell, stuff the shopkeeper doesn't want to keep in stock

opruimen to tidy up, clear
ik ruim op I'm tidying
wij ruimen op we're tidyin g
ik ruimde op I tidied
wij ruimden op we tidied
ik heb opgeruimd I have tidied
click to hear

Het huis opruimen click to hear Tidying up the house, put things in their place Opgeruimd staat netjes click to hear ['Cleared up, stored away looks neat'] 'Things out of the way looks good' Heb je je kamer opgeruimd? click to hear 2 3 Did you tidy up your room? Did you make your room presentable?

opbergen click to hear 2 3 to store, put away (short-term)
opbergen / borg op / opgeborgen click to hear 2
Berg 't goed op click to hear 2 3 Put it in a safe place (a key or an important document) Ik heb 't te goed opgeborgen click to hear 2 3 I put it away too safely - I can't find it anymore (de) berging click to hear 2 a small storoge room, like in the basement of an apartment building

opslaan click to hear 2 to store, lay up, put in storage (long-term) (de) opslag click to hear 2 storage
We deden 't in opslag click to hear 2 We put it in storage (de) opslagplaats click to hear 2 3 depot, storage, dump 'Bestanden opslaan' click to hear 2 3 is an in my view unnecessary Dutch phrase for 'saving files'

opnemen click to hear to take in, admit; to observe, measure; to record sound; to absorb in een ziekenhuis opgenomen click to hear 2 admitted to (put in a bed in) a hospital Heeft U de temperatuur opgenomen? click to hear Did you take the temperature? ‑>> Ik ben aan 't opnemen click to hear 2 3 I am recording (de) opname click to hear recording, 'take'

opvallen click to hear 2 to stand out, be conspicuous // to notice onopvallend click to hear inconspicuous, not standing out, not very noticeable 't Is me nooit eerder opgevallen click to hear 2 3 4 5 I've never noticed it before 't Valt niet op click to hear 2 It doesn't stand out, you don't notice it, it's barely noticeable, it's not conspicuous

More Words with 'Op' (Related or Unrelated)

optreden click to hear 1. (artists) performing ‑>>
2. to take action against something
(het) optreden click to hear performance by artists

optreden to perform
ik treed op I'm performing
wij treden op we're performing
ik trad op I performed
wij traden op we performed
ik heb opgetreden I have performed
click to hear

opwindend click to hear 2 3 exciting, thrilling, opgewonden click to hear 2 excited, heated, agitated, somewhat manic

de was opvouwen click to hear 2 3 folding the (washed) laundry

(de) oplichter click to hear 2 swindler, crook, con man ‑>>
Ze bleken oplichters te zijn click to hear 2 [They turned out to be swindlers] - It turned out they were swindlers

water opzetten click to hear 2 'to put on [water] the kettle' - bring water to a boil, usually for tea or coffee

in dit opzicht click to hear 2 in this perspective, in this respect

(de) opbouw click to hear 2 3 construction, building up, advancement (de) opbouwende kritiek click to hear 2 constructive criticism

opdoemen click to hear to appear, become visible (usually somewhat frightening)

opbellen click to hear 2 3 to call, telephone 'Bellen' click to hear 2 3 4 is 'to ring a bell' but it can also be used for 'talking on the telephone
aanbellen click to hear to ring a doorbell

(de) oprit click to hear 2 [drive-up] - driveway ‑>>

tellen click to hear 2 to count ‑>>
optellen click to hear 2 to add (numbers)

opscheppen click to hear 2 1. 'to serve food,' ladle food on a plate
2. to boast
opscheplepels click to hear serving spoons
(de) opschepper click to hear is usually a 'boaster,' a person exaggerating his importance, but it can also mean a person who puts food on plates in a community kitchen or company restaurant

(het) oppervlak click to hear 2
(de) oppervlakte click to hear 2 [top plane] - surface, surface area

(de) opstand click to hear 2 uprising

(de) oprichter click to hear 2 3 founder
(de) opvolger click to hear 2 successor
(volgen click to hear 2 3 to follow)

(de) opluchting click to hear 2 3 relief, less worry opgelucht click to hear relieved ((de) lucht click to hear air)

opgewekt click to hear 2 cheerful, in high spirits

ophangen click to hear to hang

(de) ophef click to hear fuss, ado, commotion
also: (de) stennis click to hear
stennis maken click to hear 2 to get rowdy, raise a stink, kick up a row (de) opheffing click to hear closing down, discontinuing

opvullen click to hear 2 to fill, to fill up
(vullen click to hear 2 to fill)

(de) opwelling click to hear 2 'impulse,' sudden, unthinking urge to act

opofferen click to hear 2 to sacrifice
(het) offer click to hear 2 sacrifice

oprecht click to hear 2 means 'genuine, sincere, really heartfelt' - NOT: 'upright'
oprecht medeleven click to hear 2 3 4 'really feeling your pain' - genuine sympathy

(de) oppositie click to hear 2 3 4 (politics) the party or parties not in government ‑>>

(de) optimist click to hear optimist
(het) optimisme click to hear 2 optimism
optimistisch click to hear optimistic

(het) opstel click to hear secondary-school essay

open click to hear open - more 'open'

opeens click to hear 2 'suddenly, unexpectedly,' often without explanation more 'opeens'

opnieuw click to hear 2 anew, again, once again, another time opnieuw beginnen click to hear 2 to start 'again,' to start over Ik moet helemaal opnieuw beginnen click to hear 2 3 4 5 6 I [will] have to, need to start all over again

[ivy]
klimop click to hear
[climb-up] ivy
Flowers and Plants

Yard, Garden

Parks

Trees

Animals

More English 'Up'

See the top of the page for 'up' as 'op'

Kun je het aan? click to hear 2 Are you up to it? iets aankunnen click to hear 2 3 to be able to deal with, manage something

Hoe gaat 't? click to hear What's up? How are you? Hoe is 't ermee? click to hear What's up? How are you?

'What's up?' can also mean something like 'What's going on (today, in your life)?' -- but there's no good equivalent in Dutch. You can ask:
Wat is er aan de hand? click to hear 2 What's going on? but it assumes something unusual is going on. You could also ask:
Wat ben je aan 't doen click to hear [What are you doing?] - What are you busy with? but that is about an activity

English 'up' can also mean moving to a higher position. Dutch has two words for that: 'omhoog' click to hear 2 3 and 'naar boven' click to hear
We klommen omhoog click to hear We climbed up De enige uitweg is omhoog click to hear The only way out is up We gingen met de roltrap naar boven click to hear We took the escalator up Ik ga naar boven click to hear 2 3 I'm going up, I'm going upstairs

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