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The Dutch Word of the Year: Prikspijt! Posted by on Dec 27, 2021

Vaccination vaccine COVID coronavirus woord van het jaar prikspijt word of the year

We’re nearing the end of the year, so it’s time to talk about the word of the year again! Every year, the woordenboek (dictionary) publisher Van Dale organizes the vote for the Woord van het Jaar, and everybody can vote on their favorite word from a list of candidates. This year’s: Prikspijt! (“jab regret”, regret over getting…

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Van Dale Word of the Year 2018 Posted by on Dec 5, 2018

The official list of the Van Dale Word of 2018 is out and open for votes, but before we go to the list, who is this van Dale? Van Dale Dictionary If you are learning Dutch, you might have heard of the wonderful dictionary by Van Dale. Van Dale is like the Webster’s and Oxford…

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And the Winner is… Scrooge McDuck? Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

Last month I wrote about the Van Dale “Word of the Year” contest. The winners have been announced and we can proceed to start using these nifty new words. Word of 2014: dagobertducktaks This was my number 1 choice and I am glad it won. Dagobertducktaks makes reference to Scrooge McDuck and it means a…

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And the winner is…. Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

Every year the Van Dale dictionary group selects a couple of words. Everyone is invited to vote for the word of the woord van het jaar. These words are usually based on political or social events from the year. The past winners have been: 2013- selfie After the craze of selfies, including Obama’s selfie with…

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