Engelse uitdrukkingen

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Op deze pagina kun je ruim 3000 Engelse uitdrukkingen, spreekwoorden en gezegden opzoeken, met een verklaring in het Nederlands. Zoekopdrachten die geen resultaat opleveren worden opgeslagen, zodat we ons bestand kunnen aanvullen.

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you are what you eat

je bent wat je eet

this is used to stress the importance of a good diet as a key to good health

you can bet your bottom dollar

je kan er donder op zeggen

you can bet your bottom dollar that it's going to rain when I go out

you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar

je vangt meer vliegen met stroop dan met azijn

it's easier to persuade people if you are polite than if you are confrontational

you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family

je kan je familie niet uitzoeken

some things you can choose, some you can't, so make the best of what you have

you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink

je kan iemand niet dwingen

you can offer something to someone, but you cannot make them take it

you can say that again

zeg dat wel

if you agree strongly with someone, you can say 'you can say that again'

you can't have cake and the topping, too

je kan niet alles hebben

you can't have everything the way you want it

you can't have your cake and eat it

van tweeen een

you can't have things both ways

you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs

waar gewerkt wordt vallen spaanders

in order to achieve something, there are often losers in the process

you can't take it with you

je kan het niet meenemen

enjoy life and don't worry about not having a lot because 'you can't take it with you'

you can't unring a bell

wat gedaan is, is gedaan

once something has been done, you have to live with the consequences

you could have knocked me down with a feather

schiet mij maar lek

the person was very shocked or surprised