Monday, February 4, 2013

Learning Dutch: vuilnis

There are some Dutch words that I particularly enjoy.  This was also true when I was learning German.  There was a time in college when I was seriously considering giving the middle name Schnurrbart to any future child.  For reference, it means 'mustache'.

Today's word is vuilnis.  It means garbage or trash.  While not a contender for future child humiliation, I like it because when you pronounce that strange combination of letters, it sounds like fowl-ness.  Which is an apt word for garbage.

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