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

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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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Woord van het Jaar 2019! Posted by on Jan 14, 2020

The last year of the previous decade has just elapsed two weeks ago, and that means that we have new woorden van het jaar (words of the year). Let’s see what words 2019 brought! Het klimaat Nothing gained as much traction in 2019 as het klimaat (the climate). From the Fridays for Future demonstrations all around the world to major climate…

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What’s a treitervlogger? Posted by on Feb 6, 2017

It became the word of the year in 2016, and was huge news in the Netherlands for a while. A treitervlogger. But what is that? And why was it in the news like that, to even become the word of the year? Let’s find out. Treitervlogger The definition in the Dutch Van Dale of a treitervlogger is: iemand die videoblogs…

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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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