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Meet Miriam van Kempen, Miriam works at Santa Fe Relocation and brightens up our week with her Blog: 

Learning #Dutch - Santa Fe Relocation makes it easy!

We hope you will enjoy her Blogs as much as we do!

Cough Cough- Hatsjoe!!!

COUGH COUGH - HATSJOE!!!

Sounds familiar? Now that autumn kicked in, together with wind, rain and low temperatures, the flu kicked in as well. We all know the difference between man flu and woman flu, so below you will find four sentences you can use, just choose the one that suits you best!

Woman: "Oh niets, het gaat wel over." - 'No, don't worry. It will pass."
"Ja, nee. Klopt. Beetje hoesterig." - 'Yeah, you're right. A bit coughy maybe."
"Nee joh, ben je gek. Ik heb geen hulp nodig." - "No, don't bother! I don't need any help!"
"Thee? Met honing? Nou, oké. Lekker." - "Tea? With honey? Well... Okay. If that's not too much of a hassle?"

Man: "Oh mijn god, ik sterf!"- "OH MY GOD, I AM DYING!"
"Ja klopt. Ik ben echt nog nooit zó ziek geweest."- "Yes, you are right. I have never been THIS sick."
"Ja, graag. Wil jij mij insmeren met Vaporub?" - "Oh yes, could you please rub Vaporub on me?" "Thee? Met honing? Neeheeeee... Ik wil warme chocomel!" - "Tea? With honey? NOOOOO! I NEED HOT COCO!!!"

Get well soon, everyone! :)

Waiting....

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your week! One topic I have been trying to avoid (because a. I don't know enough about it, thank God our Immigration experts do and b. I am still hoping that someone will step up and turns this whole thing around) is the Brexit.

One of the things I HATE in life, are delays. Waiting. Postponing. Good thing there are some Dutch proverbs that help me deliver my message in a kind way. Use them if you want!

"Iets op de lange baan schuiven."- " Move something on the long track."
"Iemand aan het lijntje houden."- "Keep someone in suspense."

"Van uitstel komt afstel."- "Delay comes with cancellation."
"Borgen is geen kwijtschelden."- " Guaranteeing is not canceling."

So my tip for the week (and a quiz to see if you paid attention last week:

"Geef overal zo snel mogelijk een klap op!"

Have a good rest of the week! :)

Airmiles?

Happy Thursday everyone! My loyal follower and former colleague from Crown,

Olivier Warmerdam, has been liking my Learn Dutch post from the start,

so I wanted to give him some credits by giving him the chance to choose a topic for this week.

He moved to Dubai a while ago and seems to miss the Dutch supermarket, so he would like some lines about things you here in the supermarket. U vraagt, wij draaien!

"Spaart u ook zegeltjes?"- "Do you collect stamps?"
"Bonuskaart of Airmiles?" - "Bonus card or Airmiles?"
"Wilt u extra geld opnemen?"- "Would you like to cash some extra money?"
"Een tasje kost 35 cent." - "A plastic bag costs 35 cents."

Houdoe, houdoe, houdoe! :)

Have a great rest of the week, everyone!

Feel free to share a topic you would like to be covered next week...