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The TOP 10 Posts of 2015 Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Culture, News

The year is coming to an end, which means it is time for a little recap. What are the favorite posts of our readers this year? Here is the TOP 10!

10. 17 Ways To Say Hello In Dutch

Howdy Donkey! (Image by flattop341 at Flickr.com under CC BY 2.0)

In this post back from 2013, but with still very accurate information! How do you say Hello in Dutch?

Through a little Facebook and Twitter search, Tiffany found 17 interesting ways, and explains some of the weirder ones. Check it out to know how to impress the Dutch with your greeting…

9. Dutch Swear Words

Image by stockicide at Flickr.com under CC BY 2.0

Do you know how to swear in Dutch? Do you want to learn how to do it? Well, then you are at the right place here! Read the post to find out about the worst the Dutch language has to offer. It is not pretty – don’t say that I didn’t warn you!

8. 14 English Words You Probably Didn’t Know Have Dutch Origins

Een koekje (Image by Lara604 at Flickr.com under CC BY 2.0)

I am sorry to break it to you: cookie is not the most American word ever. It has Dutch origins! Read the post for more interesting origins of English words from the Dutch language.

7. Why English Speakers Have A One-Up When Learning Dutch… And It’s Not What You Think

Het “Toddler’s” Huis! Dunglish at its best. (Image by Bas de Reuver at Flickr.com under CC BY 2.0)

The English might have borrowed from the Dutch, but the Dutch have also borrowed from the English! A lot, actually, in the recent years. Not just tech words, like computer, but also words like happyto the pointthe middle of nowhere, and many more!

6. De Or Het? Knowing When To Use Which

Image by Steven Goodwin at Freeimages.com under Freeimages.com Content License)

De and het, the lidwoorden (articles) in the Dutch language are hard to learn, and it is not easy to figure out when to use de or het! Find out when which article is appropriate in this post by Heather.

5. Writing A Letter

Writing a Letter

Something you will undoubtedly do many times in your lives is writing a letter. Hundreds of articles have been written on how to do it the right way. How do you address the recipient? How do you end the letter? These and more questions are answered in this very useful post!

4. Demystifying The Brown Bottle: Maggi Seasoning Sauce

Maggi Seasoning (Image by Andrea Nguyen at Flickr.com under CC BY 2.0)

If you have never heard of Maggi’s seasoning sauce, you should definitely read on. It is very popular in the Netherlands, as it has a very distinct taste. Check out the post!

3. Words Of Love: How To Say I Love You In Dutch

Coming to our top 3, we enter the realm of love. You are in love with somebody, but you do not know how to tell the person. Now, even if you are in the Netherlands, you can! Just read on, and you will find out all you need to be as romantic and loving as Dutch can be…

2. 29 Ways To Say Goodbye In Dutch

Image by Woodleywonderworks at Flickr.com under CC BY 2.0

Though there are relatively fewways of saying “Hello,” the

The second most favorite post this year is about saying farewell. Or bye. Or see you soon. Or the many, many other ways to do it! See this post to know what else you can say other than tot ziens and doei!

1. How to Say Hello and Goodbye in Dutch, Plus the 3 Kisses

The 3 kisses! (Image by Simon Blackley at Flickr.com under CC BY-ND 2.0)

The most read post this year was a classic: How to say Hello and  how to say Goodbye – and do not forget the kisses! Yes, 3!!! How does it work? Read it here!


I hope you enjoy these top posts of the year! Thank you very much for being such a great readership, and we will hopefully see you all back in 2016!

What was your favorite post of the year? Any post you found particularly helpful, funny, or just awesome? Let us know in the comments!





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About the Author: Sten

Hi! I am Sten, both Dutch and German. For many years, I've written for the German and the Dutch blogs with a passion for everything related to language and culture. It's fascinating to reflect on my own culture, and in the process allow our readers to learn more about it! Besides blogging, I am a German-Dutch-English translator, animator and filmmaker.