"Klompen of schoenen?"

Translation:Clogs or shoes?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/dwgalviniii

Klompen is such a beautifully onomatopoetic word!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JewishPolyglot
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Who even wears clogs?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brb0029
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The Dutch

3 years ago

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I think I remember hearing once that the Japanese also wear (or used to wear) clogs

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cleffairy

Klompen obviously

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devoncjones

Do the Dutch really wear clogs as often as stereotypes portray?

3 years ago

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Well, I don't know what the equivalent to a tukker/culchie/joscyn is in Australia (a negative view of a farmer or farm-worker) but in the Netherlands, I think they (the tukkers) still do. I think certain types of factory work involves wearing clogs, too but this is on the way out because of E.U. regulations regarding steel toe-capped boots. It's definitely an up-to-date stereotype the Dutch have of themselves or at least of certain subsets of their nationality.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobBakker4

There was actually a research study done, and the findings where that clogs where just as strong as steel toed boots. Btw, I'm Dutch and i wear klompen in the winter (they keep my toes warm)

1 year ago

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Like others said it is very rarely used, only in some specific areas like farmers (i am Dutch btw)

2 months ago
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