"The amount of water is important."
Translation:De hoeveelheid water is belangrijk.
That's right, and they come in all kinds of types and shapes. One that was pointed out to me recently is slachtoffer (victim), made by combining slachten (to slaughter/kill/butcher) and offer (a sacrifice/offering). Sounds pretty gruesome and harsh for e.g. the victim of a pickpocket. But then if you think about e.g. a Mayan human sacrifice it may make more sense to be 'sacrificed to be slaughtered'. By the way, since slachtoffer is such a common word, to me (and I guess to most Dutch) it probably looks like the word victim looks to you, I don't think about sacrifices and being slaughtered. :)