Sexy Ants and Nitpicking

An ant in Dutch is mier. Ants are mieren. If you’re super poor, je bent zo arms als de mieren (you are…

Thuisbezorgd, Secrets & Concerns

In this post, we look into the meaning behind one of the most-used apps in the…

Hoge bomen vangen veel wind

In this chapter, we look at the Dutch root for 'to catch', vang. Not surprisingly, you…

Het is altijd rouwen en trouwen

In this post, we explore the roots and derived words behind rouwen (misery) and trouwen (marriage)…

Freedom and Fridays (#1.3)

In this chapter, we explore the Dutch root for 'free', vrij and related words. Then we…

Old McDonald Had A Farm (Pigs) (#1.2)

In this chapter, we explore the very many ways of using pigs!

The Earth & The Sky (#1.1)

We explore the Dutch words for the ‘earth’ and the ‘sky’

English Words of Dutch Origin (#1)

In this section we study 10 words that have Dutch origins or common ancestry with Dutch…