17 December 2009

ENGLISH-DUTCH VOCABULARY 8: parts of the house and things inside

English - Dutch Vocabulary:

house - huis                                                      roof - dak
window - raam                                                  door - deur
bedroom - slaapkamer                                   living room - woonkamer
kitchen - keuken                                              attic - zolder kamer
stair - trap                                                         ground floor - begane grond
first floor - eerste verdieping                           threshold - drempel
floor - vloer                                                        drainpipe - regenpijp
windowsill - vensterbank                                 skylight - dakraam
hallway - gang                                                  rear door - achter deur
front door - voordeur                                        bathroom - badkamer
basement - kelder                                            wall - muur
ceiling - plafond

Things in the house:
couch - bankstel                                             table - tafel
salon table - salon tafel                                  bed - bed
eettafel - dining table                                     stove - fornuis
washing machine - wasmachine                  dish washer - afwasmachine
water cooker - water koker                           microwave - magnetron
refrigerator - koelkast                                    freezer - vriezer
cupboard/cabinet - kast                                oven - oven
side table - zijtafel                                          vase - vaas
bin - emmer                                                    pan - pan
plates - borden                                               spoon - lepel
fork - vork                                                        knife - mes
mug - mok                                                      cup - kop
shower - douche                                            mirror - spiegel
lights - lichten                                                 lamp - lamp
night lamp - nacht lamp                  

EXERCISE 14: Parts of the house and inside

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I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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