English Phrases Need No Translation For Dutch

Some English Phrases Need No Translation For Dutch because the words similar Dutch to will enable understanding of what is meant.

Use the spelling and/or sound of each English word similar to Dutch to help you figure out its meaning.

From the key words similar to Dutch you should be able to make out the meanings of the other English connecting words that are not similar to Dutch. Use the words similar to Dutch as clues to the meanings of the other English words.

Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar English word. Many are like phrases in Dutch that express ideas you have said or heard often before.

Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. See how far down the list you can get.

[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like Dutch are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]

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English Phrases That Need No Translation For Dutch

ENGLISH -- [SAY DUTCH]

allergic reaction

allergic to penicillin

that is

your ticket -- [‘ticket’]

your passport

good bar -- [‘bar’]

good café -- [‘café’]

good restaurant

half hour

here for a seminar -- [‘hier voor’]

here for a conference -- [‘hier voor’]

here for studies -- [‘hier voor’]

coffee with milk

how long

I work for -- [‘voor’]

Can I

my auto

my name

my number

my telephone

my telephone number

my e-mail address -- [‘e-mail’]

specialties of the chef -- [‘chef’]

speak English

study English

your e-mail address -- [‘e-mail’]

your fax number

your number

your telephone number

vaginal infection

for one week

Where is

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DIFFERENT ORDER

Some English phrases have words in a different order than they would be in Dutch, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following phrases mean.

camp here -- [‘hier’]

park here -- [‘hier’]

stop here -- [‘hier’]

log in

help me

check my e-mail -- [‘e-mail’]

repair the toilet

repair the TV

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ENGLISH PHRASE EQUALS DUTCH WORD

aluminum foil

bikini wax

bus station -- [‘bus’]

e-mail address -- [‘e-mail’]

fast-food restaurant -- [‘food’]

internet café -- [‘café’]

live music

parking garage

room service -- [‘room service’]

telephone number

tennis match -- [‘tennis’]

toilet paper

washing machines

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FOR AN EASIER VERSION

For an easier version of these phrases -- with Dutch translations -- go to the web page Easiest English Phrases for Dutch, where these same phrases and more appear along with the Dutch translations to help you understand the English phrases more easily.

For an easier version of these phrases -- with Dutch translations -- go to the web page Easiest English Phrases for Dutch.


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FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest English Sentences for Dutch, where some of these same phrases appear in easy English sentences.

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest English Sentences for Dutch.



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