Separated by a Common Translation? How the British and the Dutch Communicate

Bart Rottier*, Nannette Ripmeester, Andrew Bush

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The British and Dutch share a long naval-, war- and medical history, in good times as well as bad. Their language has a common Germanic origin, but the English people may use special ways to express values or opinions, from which the sometimes paradoxical meaning is not always clear to the other party. Particularly with the Dutch, renowned for their directness, this may cause confusion. We provide a comprehensive set of expressions, each with paired interpretations, to foster Anglo-Dutch cooperation. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011; 46: 409-411. (C) 2010 Wiley- Liss, Inc.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)409-411
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftPediatric Pulmonology
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - apr.-2011

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