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Dutch Phrase of the Day ‘Dat was niet de Bedoeling’

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Dat was niet de bedoeling An incredibly handy Dutch phrase to know is ‘dat was niet de bedoeling’. This phrase is most commonly used in the Netherlands during the Sinterklaas season but can be heard all year round actually. Bedoeling noun: intention [noun] what a person plans or intends to do intent [noun] purpose; …

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The Dutch Burka Ban Law

woman in leopard print dress

The Dutch Burka ban The Dutch Burka ban law makes wearing face-covering clothing in the Netherlands illegal. It went into effect on August 1st 2019. How are you all feeling? Much safer I hope. After all, between 150 to 400  women in a country of 17 million people are believed …

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The Imaginary Black Friends Of Zwarte Piet Supporters

imaginary black friends man

Rant of the day! The imaginary black friends of Zwarte Piet supporters Once upon a time, there was a man named Piet, Zwarte Piet. He was loved by all kids throughout the Netherlands. Well, that’s not exactly 100% true because, in fact, the Dutch children’s ombudsman did some research which …

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Geert Wilders Call For A Ban of Zwarte Piet

Zwarte Piet is racist

Geert Wilders Admits That Zwarte Piet Is Racist In an interview that will shock many, Geert Wilders the founder, head and deputy head of the anti-Islamic party the PVV has admitted in an interview that Zwarte Piet is racist. His admission has left many of his followers in shock. Speaking in …

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The Use of Propaganda By The VVD In The Dutch Municipal Elections 2018

Dutch municipal elections 2018

Propaganda by the VVD in the Dutch municipal elections 2018 Propaganda, a definition Dissemination of information—facts, arguments, rumours, half-truths, or lies—to influence public opinion. (source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/propaganda) The Dutch Municipal Elections 2018 The Dutch municipal elections 2018 are taking place on March 21st, 2018.  If you’re an EU citizen you have the …

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Dutch Tolerance and the Uitzwaai Dag for Sylvana Simons

The Uitzwaai Dag for Sylvana Simons For my expat readers that are learning Dutch, here are some phrases from the Dutch language that you won’t normally learn in Dutch courses. jankneger, aandachtshoer,  Zeurpiet, Klaagpiet, Kutpiet, landverrader, kutwijf, sloerie, vieze teringhoer, zwarte doos, negermongool en aap.” All of these phrases, and …

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