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.]
English Phrases That Need No Translation For Dutch
ENGLISH -- [SAY DUTCH]
allergic to penicillin
your ticket -- [‘ticket’]
good bar -- [‘bar’]
good café -- [‘café’]
here for a seminar -- [‘hier voor’]
here for a conference -- [‘hier voor’]
here for studies -- [‘hier voor’]
coffee with milk
I work for -- [‘voor’]
my telephone number
my e-mail address -- [‘e-mail’]
specialties of the chef -- [‘chef’]
your e-mail address -- [‘e-mail’]
your fax number
your telephone number
for one week
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’]
check my e-mail -- [‘e-mail’]
repair the toilet
repair the TV
ENGLISH PHRASE EQUALS DUTCH WORD
bus station -- [‘bus’]
e-mail address -- [‘e-mail’]
fast-food restaurant -- [‘food’]
internet café -- [‘café’]
room service -- [‘room service’]
tennis match -- [‘tennis’]
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.