2nd October 2019

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What does Dutch mean in English?

Origin and Etymology of dutch. Middle English Duch, from Middle Dutch duutsch; akin to Old High German diutisc German, Old English thēod nation, Goth thiudisko as a gentile, thiuda people, Oscan touto. First Known Use: 14th century. in the meaning defined at sense 1a.

Keeping this in view, who are called Dutch?

There are three terms we need to define: Holland, the Netherlands, and Dutch. In Old English dutch simply meant “people or nation.” (This also explains why Germany is called Deutschland in German.) Over time, English-speaking people used the word Dutch to describe people from both the Netherlands and Germany.

Why is it called Going Dutch?

The origin of the phrase “to go Dutch” is traced back to the 17th century when England and the Netherlands fought constantly over trade routes and political boundaries. The British use of the term “Dutch” had a negative connotation for the Netherlanders were said to be stingy.

What does the Dutch word Aisel mean?

Gunther: Ezel. Translation: Donkey or Ass. (Also slang for a dumb person.) Gunther: Jij hebt seks met ezels. Translation: You have sex with donkeys.
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