Local Heart, Global Soul

June 6, 2017

Just How Does The Saying Go?

The second indoor section of the 2016 Garderen Sand Sculpture festival was a competition. The theme was “Dutch Sayings”. For 99%  of them I needed to enlist the help of Himself, and even then we struggled because he didn’t get a lot of them either. Maybe a few of my regular Dutch readers can give us a few clues if they are better at this than we were?

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(1)  “Twee honden vechten om een been en de derde gaat er mee heen” (two dogs fight over a bone, a third one takes it away)

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(2)  “In kannen en kruiken” (Everything is under control)

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3. ?

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4. “De appel valt niet ver van de boom (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree).

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4 Comments »

  1. In American English, I would say the first one is “You snooze, you loose” 🙂

    Comment by Carrie — June 12, 2017 @ 1:21 am | Reply

    • Carrie,
      Ah Ha! That’s a saying I’ve heard on a few American TV shows but not one I would ever think to use simply because you don’t hear it much here in Europe.

      Comment by kiwidutch — June 12, 2017 @ 6:41 pm | Reply

      • (Pardon my spelling – should be lose not loose! 😉 )

        Comment by Carrie — June 12, 2017 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

        • Carrie,
          I didn’t even see the error, but I’m making one mistake after another at the moment so little wonder.

          Comment by kiwidutch — June 12, 2017 @ 7:21 pm | Reply


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