Transcript of the video lesson (scroll for more text):
about the differences in the use of the Dutch language
between the Netherlands and Belgium.
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Hi Tom, are you still having a cold (or like you call it: “valling”).
Hey Bart, well, I am again ok!
Did you do something interesting this week?
Yes, I did some “klussen” (= verb for DIY / home improvement) in my “woonst”.
“Woonst” is a Flemish word for what you call a “woning” (=a house).
And, did you manage?
In the end yes, but it was not easy. I installed a “parlofoon” at my house.
A “parlofoon” is a flemish word. We call that in Dutch a “deurtelefoon”
or a “deurbel met intercom” (= door bell phone).
And, did you do that yourself?
This time, I decided to do it myself in stead of hiring an “elektrieker”.
An “elektrieker” is in the Netherlands: “een electriciën” (= an electrician)
I found a “zoekertje” on the internet for a door bell phone set.
A “zoekertje” (= advertisement) is a word that we do not use in the Netherlands.
We talk about “een advertentie”.
They delivered it correctly within a day.
But when I tried to fix it at the wall, I saw a “vijs” was missing.
A “vijs” (= screw) is a Flemish word, for what we call a “schroefje” (= screw).
And that “vijs” was needed to connect the door phone with “de terre”.
A you mean “aarde” or “aarding” (= earth). So that’s a word you took from French.
Then I tried it with a “duimspijker”.
A “duimspijker” (drawing pin/thumbtack) is in the Netherlands: “een punaise”.
So, here it is the other way around.
That is a French word with us, and in Flemish you have a Dutch word.
Then I first watched, if these “wijzen” were also sold …
at “het grootwarenhuis” in our street.
A “grootwarenhuis” (= supermarket) we call in the Netherlands “een supermarkt”.
But they did not have it, so I went with the “wagen” to a DIY-store.
Why do you need a “wagen” if it is just 1 screw?
Yes, but we use the word “wagen” as a synonym for a car.
I thought meant meant a “wagen” behind the car.
Because, in the Netherlands, a “wagen” (= trailer) is usually an object on
4 wheels, being pulled by something.
No, I don’t have a trailer.
I just took the car. But on the road back, I got “panne”.
You mean “pech” (= breakdown).
Yes, my car broke down, while driving on the “autostrade”.
The flemish word “autostrade” is equal to the Dutch word “snelweg” (= highway).
Well, I just could escape to the “pechstrook” (= road verge).
We call that a “vluchtstrook”.
But I did no have my “GSM” with me.
In stead of “GSM”, we usually say “mobieltje” (= mobile phone).
And to find a “telefoonkot” along the highway is not easy.
We say “telefooncel” (phone boot).
So what did you do? “Liften” (= hitchhiking)
“Liften?” In Flanders that is called “autostop doen”.
No, I didn’t need to do that.
My “kozijn” accidentally passed by.
A “kozijn” is a Flemish word for “neef” (=cousin).
In the Netherlands a “kozijn” is the frame of a window, also called “raamkozijn”.
And that is what we call “een chambrang”.
My cousin then drove me (“gevoerd” of the verb: “voeren”).
Were you hungry?
In the Netherlands “voeren” is feeding animals.
Ah, not in Flemish. We use the word “voeren” to drive someone somewhere.
And fortunately, my cousin knows a lot about “elektriek” (electricity).
In the Netherlands: “elektriciteit”.
So together we mounted the door bell phone.
It works and I am “fier” about it.
The word “fier” we know in the Netherlands, but we usually use “trots”.
But ok, in the story has “alweer” a good end.
Yes, but we don’t say “alweer” (=again), but “weeral”.
So that’s another word that we turn around.
That’s it for today. See you next Studio Studeo!