engelse grammatica veelgebruikte uitdrukkingen

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what goes around comes around

wie kaatst kan de bal verwachten

if people do bad things to other people, bad things will happen to them

what is the point

waarom zou je

what's the point of going to the cinema when you don't like what's playing

what the heck / hell

wat kan mij het schelen

when you will do something although you know you shouldn't

what the heck! / hell!

wat krijgen we nou!

expression of surprise

what will be will be

wat gebeurt, gebeurt

fate will decide the outcome of a course of events, even if action is taken to try to alter it

what's cooking?

wat is er aan de hand?

when you ask what's cooking it means you want to know what's happening

what's his face


used when you can't remember someone's name

what's in a name

wat zegt een naam

famous quote from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet act ii, scene ii, lines 1-2

what's up with

wat is er met

when you ask about something odd

what's up?

hoe gaat het?

this can be used to ask 'what's wrong?' or 'how are you?'

what's your poison?

wat wil je drinken?

this is a way of asking someone what they would like to drink, especially alcohol

what's your take on that?

wat vind jij ervan?

this idiom is way of asking someone for their opinion and ideas