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Strong (Sterk)  - Weak (Zwak, Slap)  and Related Words

Strong = Sterk
Weak = Zwak, Slap
Strength, Power = Kracht
Violence = Geweld 
Power = Macht  ('Might')

Strong = Sterk

sterk click to hear (sterk / sterke click to hear sterke click to hear 2 3) strong
- Adjectives' E-ending
ijzersterk click to hear very strong ('like iron')
een sterke stroming click to hear 2 a strong current
een sterke persoonlijkheid click to hear 2 3 a strong personality, character sterke drank click to hear [strong drink] - liquor
sterke smaak click to hear strong taste
sterke groei click to hear 2 strong growth
sterke koffie click to hear 2 3 strong coffee
sterke thee click to hear 2 strong tea
sterke werkwoorden click to hear 2 strong verbs (vowel change in the simple past tense, sometimes also in the past participle) ‑>> te sterk click to hear 2 too strong
versterker click to hear amplifier (sound, music)
sterkte click to hear [strength] - said like English 'Good luck!' veel sterkte click to hear 2 'Best of luck!'
Wie niet sterk is moet slim zijn click to hear ['Those who are not strong (powerful) ...'] - 'If you're not strong you have to be clever'

'Sterk' can also be used to indicate disbelief, 'it can't be true'
sterk verhaal click to hear 2 3 ['strong' story] - 'tall' (exagerrated) tale 't Lijkt me sterk dat ... click to hear 2 3 [It looks 'strong' to me that ...] - It can't be true, it's not credible Dat lijkt me sterk click to hear 2 3 4 [That looks 'strong' to me] - That can't be true, I don't believe that

Weak = Zwak, Slap

zwak click to hear 2 (zwak / zwakke click to hear 2 3 zwakke click to hear 2) weak
zwakke enkels click to hear 2 weak ankles
(de) zwakke plek click to hear 2 3 weak spot
zwakke werkwoorden click to hear 2 3 weak verbs (with -DE(N) or -TE(N) simple past endings ‑>>) (de) zwakte click to hear 2 weakness
De geest is gewillig, maar 't vlees is zwak click to hear 2 3 The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41)

slap click to hear (slappe click to hear) weak, feeble, limp
slapte click to hear weakness, feebleness, softness
slappe thee click to hear 2 weak tea
slappekoffie click to hear weak coffee
de slappe lach click to hear 2 3 an uncontrollable fit of laughter or giggling
hebben click to hear to have
krijgen click to hear ~to start
Slapjanus click to hear a weak, cowardly person more people-descriptions

Strength, Power = Kracht

(de) kracht click to hear 2 strength, power, force
paardekracht click to hear (PK click to hear) 'horsepower' (hp) (a power measurement unit) zwaartekracht click to hear 2 3 gravity
windkracht click to hear wind force (a unit of wind strength) wilskracht click to hear 2 3 willpower
duistere krachten click to hear 2 3 'dark, sinister forces'
met vereende krachten click to hear 2 ['with united [powers] forces'] - working together, a cooperative effort


krachtig click to hear 2 3 (krachtige click to hear 2) powerful, forceful, strong
een krachtige persoonlijkheid click to hear 2 3 a strong, forceful personality, character krachtig verweer click to hear 2 strong resistance, powerful defending krachtige taal click to hear 2 3 [powerful language] - a powerful statement een krachtige ontploffing click to hear 2 3
een krachtige explosie click to hear 2 a powerful exposion kort maar krachtig click to hear [short but powerful, meaningful] - 'pithy'

Geweld = Violence

(het) geweld click to hear 2 violence
met geweld click to hear 2 3 4 5 [with violence] violently
gewelddadig click to hear (gewelddadige click to hear 2) violent
Ze dreigden met geweld click to hear 2 3 4 5 They threatened violence

overweldigend click to hear 2 overwhelming

geweldig click to hear can mean 'very large, tremendous,' but also 'great!' - "I'm happy about that!"
een geweldige ontploffing click to hear 2 3 a tremendous explosion een geweldig lawaai click to hear 2 3 a tremendous noise, a greate amount of noise een geweldig concert click to hear 2 3 a great, fantastic concert 't Is niet vies ... click to hear 2 3 It doesn't taste bad ... Maar 't had lekkerder kunnen zijn click to hear 2 But it could have been better (-tasting) Maar 't was ook niet geweldig click to hear 2 3 But is wasn't great either

Power = Macht  ('Might')

(de) macht click to hear power (the capacity or ability to do or act, the capacity or ability to influence or direct) machtig click to hear 2 powerful, 'mighty' // very filling (food) machteloos click to hear 2 3 powerless
machteloze woede click to hear 2 [powerless] helpless, impotent rage machteloosheid click to hear 2 3 powerlessness

(de) luchtmacht click to hear 2 air force
De Koninklijke Landmacht click to hear 2 3 ['the Royal Land Force(s)'] - official name of the Dutch (ground) Army See also: Military

De macht der gewoonte click to hear 2 3 ['the power of habit'] - it's hard to break a routine
der click to hear is an old-fashioned form of 'van de' (of the)
(de) gewoontemens click to hear 2 3 'creature of habit'
De Macht van Het Kleine click to hear 2 ['The Power of The Little Thing'] - a charity that collects small donations, something like The March of Dimes met man en macht click to hear [with man and power] - with all possible means, a great effort

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