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189 definitions by Jafje

 
8.

Common misconception. Holland is what many people (including some native Dutch) call The Netherlands. Holland, however is a province of The Netherlands, where the capital Amsterdam happens to be.

We speak Dutch in The Netherlands, so in Holland too.

I don't live in Holland, I live in The Netherlands.
by Jafje May 06, 2007
 
9.
ADJECTIVE:

1. Beautiful.

2. Sensitive to or appreciative of art or beauty.

3. Relating to the philosophical principles of aesthetics.

NOUN:

A set of principles about art.
ADJECTIVE:
1. Aesthetic - beautiful.
2. Someone who loves art.
3. Principles of/about art.

NOUN:
The modernist aesthetic.
by Jafje April 10, 2007
 
10.

The language we speak in The Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, South Africa, and the Netherlands Antilles. The Netherlands is also known as Holland.

"Dutch" In Dutch: Nederlands.

Anyone who says that Dutch is German for German is wrong and wouldn't even recognise Dutch.

So unlike a lot of US, UK or other native English-speaking people think, Dutch is NOT German! Dutch may be a little simmular to German, but it's more closely related to English.

Dutch is a Germanian language, just like German and English. (french, italian, and spanish are romanian languages).

Dutch is more closely related to English on the grammar, but the vocab is more Germanish. Dutch is in between English and German, but still is a whole language on its own - it's NOT English and NOT German.

Dutch is a lanuage, spoken by about 20 milion spread over The Netherlands, Belgium and the Netherlands antilles.
by Jafje May 05, 2007
 
11.

A mythological, female, magical creature that flies all night looking for prey. They feed on people's sadness. They kill by screaming in such a high pitch that it breaks glass and the arteries of its victem's body so that they drown in their own blood.

You don't want to be a banshee's prey.
by Jafje May 10, 2007
 
12.
Euthanasia, (from Greek: åõèáíáóßá -åõ, eu, "good", èÜíáôïò, thanatos, death),is the practice of terminating the life of a person or animal in a painless or minimally painful way in order to stop suffering or other undesired conditions in life.

So in fact it's just ending someone's misery.
The man could have lived for another month, but the cancer had gone too far. They performed euthanasia to end his life withoug further pain.
by Jafje March 05, 2007
 
13.
1) Dutch is the language spoken in The Netherlands (aka Holland, The Netherlands Antilles, Belgium, Suriname (South America) and South Africa (African is a form of Dutch).

2) To be Dutch. A person from The Netherlands is Dutch.

3) To go Dutch: To split the costs of a purchase between several parties/persons.

4) Cape Dutch, the early European inhabitants of the Western Cape (South Africa) between the 17th and 19th centuries.

5) Cape Dutch architecture, an architectural style found in South Africa.

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*Non-Dutch people often think that "Dutch" is German for German.
Dutch is NOT german for german, but Dutch for Dutch.

In Dutch: "Ik ben Nederlands."
In English: "I am Dutch."

Nederlands (=from The Netherlands] -> Nederland (The Netherlands).
) I speak Dutch.

2) I am Dutch.
3) To go out on a date and split the bill.

4) "Kaap the goede hoop." -> Cape of good hope. Place where the merchanting ships of the V.O.C (Dutch East Indian Trading Company) had her ships take pitt stops.) = Most Southern point of South Africa.

5) The way villa's were built in South Africa for the Dutch colonies.

Dutch is Dutch for Dutch. --> "Nederlands is Nederlands voor Nederlands."

Dutch is NOT german, just related to it, as well as its related to English.
by Jafje May 06, 2007
 
14.

1. Hard to understand: Difficult to understand because of not being fully or clearly expressed.

2. Indistinct: Not able to be seen or heard distinctly.

3. Unimportant or unknown: not important or well-known.

4. Known to few people: Unknown to most people, e.g. because of being hidden or remote.

5. Dim: dark, shadowy, or clouded.



1. An obscure passage in the manuscript.
2. Its outlines are obscure, but the object seems roughly cigar-shaped.
3. An obscure portrait painter.
4. An obscure object.
5. An obscure corner of the hall.
by Jafje March 31, 2007