engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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

Pas overigens op met het gebruik van spreekwoorden. Het is goed om ze te kennen, maar als je ze te veel gebruikt klink je net als je oma. Ook trendy uitdrukkingen kunnen link zijn: wat vandaag in is, is morgen sneu.

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e-boy

een knappe jongen die veel op Instagram en TikTok post

a boy who generally lives on Instagram and TikTok

each to their own

ieder op zijn eigen manier

different people have different preferences

eagle eyes

arendsogen

someone who has eagle eyes sees everything; no detail is too small

earn a living

de kost verdienen

to make money

ease off

druk verminderen

she eased off the accelerator to let the car slow down

ease up

kalm worden

she asked her teacher to ease up because she was feeling very stressed

easier said than done

gemakkelijker gezegd dan gedaan

it's more difficult than it sounds

easy as ABC

een abc'tje

something that is as easy as abc is very easy or simple

easy as beans

dood eenvoudig

something that is so easy that anyone can do it is easy as beans

easy as pie

dood simpel

if something is easy as pie, it is very easy indeed

easy come, easy go

zo gewonnen, zo geronnen

money that comes without much effort, tends to get spent as easily

easy peasy

heel simpel

if something is easy peasy, it is very easy indeed

eat away

aantasten

heavy drinking eats your liver away

eat crow

fout toegeven

if you eat crow, you have to admit that you were wrong about something

eat humble pie

op je knieen gaan

someone who apologises for something they have done

eat in

thuis eten

to have a meal at home instead of a restaurant

eat into

interen / wegvreten

he had to eat into his savings to pay for the repair

eat like a bird

muizenhapjes

if someone eats like a bird, they eat very little

eat like a horse

eten als een dijkwerker

someone who eats like a horse, eats a lot

eat like a pig

eten als een varken

if some eats like a pig, they either eat too much or they have bad table manners

eat my hat

je hoed opeten

people say this when they don't believe that something is going to happen

eat out

uit eten

let's eat out tonight and go to that new restaurant

eat someone alive

iemand rauw lusten

if you eat someone alive, you defeat or beat them totally

eat up

opeten

if you don't eat up your greens, you won't get any dessert

eat your heart out

wat dacht je hier van

if someone tells you to eat your heart out, they mean they are better than you at something

eat your words

je woorden inslikken

accept publicly that you were wrong about something you said

economical with the truth

niet de hele waarheid vertellen

leave out information in order to create a false picture, without actually lying

egg on your face

voor gek staan

if someone has egg on their face, they are made to look foolish or embarrassed

elbow grease

mouwen opstropen

if something requires elbow grease, it involves a lot of hard physical work

elbow room

ruimte om te bewegen

if you haven't got enough elbow room, you haven't got enough space