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4th Dutch idioms of the week: Compound Adjectives

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So, today a slightly different lesson: Compound Adjectives with the meaning very...

Bloedmooi -- het bloed [blood] + mooi -- Very pretty/beautiful

Spuuglelijk -- spugen [to spit] + lelijk -- Very ugly

Beresterk -- de beer [bear] + sterk -- Very strong

Straatarm -- de straat [street] + arm -- Very poor

Spiegelglad -- de spiegel [mirror] + glad -- Very slippery

Steenrijk -- de steen [stone] + rijk -- Very rich

Apetrots -- de aap [monkey] + trots -- Very proud

Stokstijf -- de stok [stick] + stijf -- Absolutely not moving

Muisstil -- de muis [mouse] + stil -- Very silent

Pikzwart -- het pik [pitch] + zwart -- Pitch-black/pitch-dark

Sneeuwwit -- de sneeuw [snow] + wit -- very white


Notes

Spuuglelijk = schreeuwlelijk -- schreeuwen = to scream

Steenrijk = schatrijk -- de schat = treasure


I hope you liked it :)

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