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Dutch words in English

There are quite a few loan words from Dutch in English, even though nowadays, the traffic seems to go the other way, with many English words entering the Dutch language. This was different in the 17 th Century when Dutch seafarers were very active and did rather well financially.

What do you think the following words mean? You can listen to the words as well, as that may give you a hint.

Dutch words in English quiz

For a more elaborate list of Dutch loan words in English, check wikipedia.

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