[Video] The funniest Dutch words according to expats in the Netherlands

[Video] The funniest Dutch words according to expats in the Netherlands

Regardless of whether or not you’ve tried to learn Dutch, chances are you’ve come across a fair few Dutch words that sound rather peculiar to you as a non-native speaker. But which ones are the funniest?

What is the funniest Dutch word?

Trying to learn a new language can be a daunting and time-consuming task, so sometimes you need a little light relief to get you through the arduous process of familiarising yourself with all those pesky verb conjugations and getting to grips with the whole de versus het conundrum. Luckily, Dutch has several words that will get you giggling in your next Dutch class or when you’re trying to test out your language skills with friends or family

Whether it’s because the words look funny written down, or perhaps sound a little naughty if you don’t know what they mean, there are a couple of words in Dutch that are pretty funny. But what are the funniest words for expats living in the Netherlands? Check out the video below to find out - do you agree with them?

What are some of the funniest Dutch words you’ve come across? Share them in the comments!

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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