When I began learning Dutch, Google Translate gave me the word "lol" for fun. But it doesn't give that to me anymore.
Today I ran into some fun carnaval music and they lyrics are ik wil leven ik wil lachen ik wil lol...
Could someone, maybe a native, explain what lol is? xD
Native here :) Lol means fun! it has some synonyms though, I think that's why it doesn't show up on google. You can use it the same way as having fun in English. The only difference is that you can't say Heb lol! Die vlieger gaat niet op. (saying in the Netherlands: That's not going to work)
- We hebben lol = We have fun
- Het is leuk om lol te hebben = It is nice to have fun
- Ik heb een hoop lol met haar (this can be just about fun, or about sex) = I have a lot of fun with her
- Hij is een echte lolbroek (lit. fun trousers) = He is a genuine funny guy
- Lollig is een lollig woord = Funny is a funny word
- Dat was een lollige opmerking = That was a funny remark
De lol isn't used often, instead het plezier or de pret are normally used. Except in voor de lol and de grootste lol.
- We doen het voor de lol = We do it for fun
- We hebben altijd de grootste lol = We always have the biggest fun/a lot of fun
The first time I learned that English speakers use LOL as laughing out loud, I found it really funny as well. :) An ancient joke in Dutch is, when you have an old-school pocket calculator, while holding it upside down type 707+707 (=1414), this is: lol + lol = hihi. (While you're at it, you can also type oliebol, even after new year's day.)
Well, they definitely are more fat than donuts, since they are deep fried (hence olie). You're right in the meaning. Oliebollen are traditionally eaten on New Year's Eve and are usually served with powder sugar prinkled on them. One can add raisins, currants or sometimes pieces of apple in the dough, which makes them look like this (by the looks of it, these are without apple):