An ant in Dutch is mier. Ants are mieren. If you’re super poor, je bent zo arms als de mieren (you are as poor as the ants). Maybe you were so poor, that you didn’t have any food. And now je bent bij de mieren (dead, dood; with the ants). But don’t fret. If je wordt zo ijverig (diligent; industrious) als de mieren, you might just…
In this post, we look into the meaning behind one of the most-used apps in the Netherlands – Thuisbezorgd and see how it leads us to secrets and concerns.
In this chapter, we look at the Dutch root for ‘to catch’, vang. Not surprisingly, you can also see the meaning of catch in fang in English.
In this post, we explore the roots and derived words behind rouwen (misery) and trouwen (marriage) before finally concluding that life is full of ups and downs.
In this chapter, we explore the Dutch root for ‘free’, vrij and related words. Then we look into what the days of the week are and they came to be!
In this chapter, we explore the very many ways of using pigs!
We explore the Dutch words for the ‘earth’ and the ‘sky’
In this section we study 10 words that have Dutch origins or common ancestry with Dutch through Proto-German or PIE