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Dutch Cycling Vocabulary!

Nouns

  • The bicycle - De fiets
  • The handlebars - Het stuur
  • The handles - De handvaten
  • The brakes - De remmen
  • The bell - De bel
  • The gears - De versnellingen
  • The front light - Het voorlicht
  • The rear light - Het achterlicht
  • The front wheel - Het voorwiel
  • The rear wheel - Het achterlicht
  • The tires - De banden
  • The spokes - De spaken
  • The reflectors - De reflectoren
  • The saddle - Het zadel
  • The pedals - De pedalen
  • The chain - De ketting
  • The road - De weg, de straat
  • The bike path - Het fietspad
  • The crossing - Het zebrapad
  • The helmet - De helm
  • The fluorescent vest - Het fluoriserende vest(je)
  • The accident - Het ongeval, ongeluk (Dutch & Flemish), accident (Flemish)
  • The bicycle shop - De fietsenwinkel
  • The bicycle maker - De fietsenmaker

Verbs

  • To cycle - Fietsen
  • To ride - Rijden
  • To steer - Sturen
  • To pedal - Trappen
  • To switch (gears) - (van versnelling) wisselen
  • To turn - Draaien
  • To turn on (your lights) - (je lichten) aanzetten
  • To cross (the road) - (de weg) oversteken
  • To brake - Remmen
  • To reflect - Reflecteren
  • To learn (how to ride a bike) - Leren (fietsen)
  • To be alert - Alert zijn
  • To watch out - Uitkijken, oppassen
  • To look - Kijken
  • To repair (your bike) - (je fiets) repareren
  • To break - Breken, kapot maken

Adjectives

  • Healthy - Gezond
  • Environment friendly - Milieuvriendelijk
  • Safe - Veilig
  • Unsafe - Onveilig
  • Dangerous - Gevaarlijk
  • Broken - Kapot

Sentences

  • I cycle to school every day. - Ik fiets iedere dag naar school.
  • Cycling is healty! - Fietsen is gezond
  • She crossed the road. - Zij stak de straat over.
  • Turn to the right. - Draai naar rechts
  • He learned to cycle. - Hij leerde fietsen.
  • My front light is broken - Mijn voorlicht is kapot
  • Dutch people love cycling! - Nederlandse mensen houden van fietsen!

Hope you like it :)
x
Tamara

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(via Flying Scot View | Tommy Chambers looks through the spokes o… | Flickr)

“Flying Scot View: Tommy Chambers looks through the spokes of his beloved Flying Scot. He had 10 of them, all painted black ‘for easy maintenance.’ He started out in the Kinning Park Clarion before moving on to the Douglas Cycling Club. His diaries state he wore out 354 tyres, 33 pedals, 76 chains, five saddles, 126 fixed cogs, three freewheels and 10 bikes during his 800,000 miles lifetime journey! He calculated every 1000 miles cost him £1. His diaries are in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, and his gold watch and Albert chain in the People’s Palace, Glasgow Green, to which he left a substantial sum of money in his will.”