Tuesday, 13 January 2009

List Of English Words Of Dutch Origin

As I'm from the Netherlands, Dutch is the language I speak. Most of my readers have English as their first language. I knew some words used in the English language were of Dutch origin, but I never realised there were so many.

This is a list of 174 words of Dutch language origin. However, note that this list does also include some words of which the etymology is uncertain. Some of these words are similar not because they are Dutch loan words, but because English, like Dutch, is a Germanic language.

1 comment(s):

Nathalie said...

How about waffles?