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Haha, I can´t remember any, there obviously some words having different meaning, but nothing outragoeus   for example   Vedro is in SVK (Bucket) in CZE (Heat) or Topit is in SVK (d

Thank you guys for all answers !   It´s always great to learn about things from different cultures and habits, I would never have had the chance to learn otherwise

Ironic that about half these Dutch words look to be military terms used in the Indonesian Army.....but that they themselves were originally French words imposed on the Dutch Army in Napoleon’s time.

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5 hours ago, Griff88 said:

@heywoodu does every word in the post is still used daily? :d


A lot are (although maybe not literally daily, but you know, they are common words). These ones are either old-fashioned/barely ever used or I don't even know what they are :p


jerrican (we actually use jerrycan)
catapult (it's katapult in Dutch)
kous (although in the sense of old-fashioned socks, sure)
claxonneren (it's a correct word, but basically nobody says anything else than 'toeteren')
komfoor (we use comfort, although probably pronounced the same and not in the English way)
razzia (at least not really since WW2)
onanie (I kinda know what it is without googling, but nobody uses that except for perhaps in a Sheldon-like joking manner)

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Like I said, some are more-or-less Dutchified French military terms - banderol, echelon, complotteren, piket, razzia.

Some words that must have gone from British India >- English >- Dutch - jamboree, koelie (coolie in English)


Jerrycan is English - a German (Jerry) fuel tank.


ampeer is surely just ampère!

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Echelon and jamboree are both words in the English language :d

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11 minutes ago, Dolby said:

Slovakia :p




In Slovak language:


Slovakia - Slovensko

Slovenia - Slovinsko


Slovak female - Slovenka

Slovenian female - Slovinka




Slovak Language - In Slovak (Slovenčina),

Slovene Language - In Slovenian (Slovenščina)



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