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An overview of common pitfalls in English writing while being Dutch.

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Rare in English means infrequently occurring, uncommon, a rare event, excellent, extraordinary. The almost similar Dutch word 'raar' has a slightly negative connotation and means weird, strange.

Domain: Language; Category: Terminology

The term ordinary means usual, of no exceptional ability, degree, or quality. Its synonym is the term common. The almost similar Dutch word 'ordinair' has a slightly more negative connotation and ...

Domain: Language; Category: Terminology

A warehouse is a large building where goods are stored, and where they may be catalogued, shipped, or received, depending upon the type. The Dutch term 'warenhuis' is something compeltely different, ...

Domain: Language; Category: Terminology

The Dutch word registeraccountant, although it sounds English should be translated into charted accountant or registered accountant in the English language.

Domain: Language; Category: Terminology

If you eat something 'uit de hand', you eat it unprocessed, like an apple. If you want to use the image of someone taking a bite, simply say he/she is taking a bite. The English phrase out of hand ...

Domain: Language; Category: Terminology

A monster in the English language is not a sample, which it is in Dutch and confusingly also a monster, as in scary animal. Muddle this up and the result can be both amusing and confusing.

Domain: Language; Category: Terminology

To fasten is to 1. To attach firmly to something else, as by pinning or nailing. 2. To make fast or secure. b. To close, as by fixing firmly in place. To fasten is not to accelerate, to speed up ...

Domain: Language; Category: Terminology

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