"Wij bezoeken de bezienswaardigheden."

Translation:We visit the sights.

August 29, 2014



That's quite a mouthful!

August 29, 2014


Literally I think it means see-worthynesses. :)

August 29, 2014


I guess you're right! It's the same in German then: "Die Sehenswürdigkeiten".

August 30, 2014


Is there an efficient way to remember how to write and say this word? Of which words is it constructed?

October 3, 2015


Hmmm I'm afraid not. If you break the word down:

  • Beziens - a construction of 'zien' (to see)
  • Waardig - worthy
  • Heden - things

This is the only help I can offer unfortunately. It's just a matter of repeating it over and over again! If you forget the word when talking to someone, you can just work around it by asking: zijn er hier leuke dingen te zien? (are there nice/fun things to see here).

This way they won't even notice ;)

October 3, 2015


This actually really helped, thanks.

December 3, 2016


just when I thought there could be no word worse than "verpleegkundige". . .

April 11, 2015

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Me too, but I still love these long words. They give you a feeling that you've already mastered the language, since you can spend effort on learning such strange words like "verpleegkundige" or "bezienswaardigheden"...

November 25, 2015


Yes! I was thinking of nurse, too!

March 24, 2016


bezienswaardigheden is so long as in Russian: достопримечательности))

June 16, 2015


Oh I hate this word I can't seem to remember the order and amount of letters... If I'm lucky I get a typo haha

October 25, 2014


Try taking it in parts. I managed to spot "zien" (see) and "swaar" (heavy), which extends to "swaardig" (worthy). "heid" translates roughly to "of", so "swaardigheid" indicates "worthy of seeing". I'm not sure exactly what the "be" prefix means, but adding that and then pluralizing the whole mess to "beswaardigheden" finally arrives at "things worthy of being seen."

April 24, 2015


guess you mean "be + ziens + waardig + heden", waardig is heavy, swaardig unfortunately doesn't mean anything

February 10, 2016


So the singular is bezienswaardigheed?

July 20, 2017


Almost: as you probably found in the subsequent sentences, it's bezienswaardigheid.

July 25, 2017
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