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Bitterballenbruid: 30 amusing Dutch words

Bitterballenbruid: 30 amusing Dutch words

17 February 2015   0 comments
Expat Hayley finds that the Dutch language is full of comical words when translated literally into English.
5 realities of expat relationships

5 realities of expat relationships 10 February 2015

Hop on board and buckle up for the expat relationship roller coaster. It’s a ride you’ll never want to get off.
International flower relations: Who's the most romantic?

International flower relations: Who's the most romantic? 5 February 2015

Sending flowers may be a typical gesture in most countries, but what do our flower-gifting habits tell us about international relations?
Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages

Geek Mädel: Getting back into my languages 13 January 2015

After inadvertently making language-learning a chore, Meg McFarlane finds new ways to make learning languages fun and interesting.
Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday 23 December 2014

There's no better time to celebrate than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares their personal favourite Christmas traditions, and reflects on 2014.

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

23 December 2014
Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging.

The Holland Handbook: Living on a shoestring, well-fed and w...

12 November 2014
The Holland Handbook reveals how to live well-fed and well-dressed in the Netherlands while living on a shoestring budget.
Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue 3 November 2014

Raising bilingual families means a 'mother tongue' and a 'mother's tongue' are not always the same. Teaching both preserves a part of family history and unity, as Annika discovered.
Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly'

Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly' 22 October 2014

Dutch is full of humourous words when translated literally into English, as Leah Budke discovers through comical illustrations by artist Laura Frame.
Opposite Ocean: Dutch, the mythical unicorn of languages

Opposite Ocean: Dutch, the mythical unicorn of languages 14 October 2014

With its different 'dialects' and evolving phrases, Leah Budke questions whether Dutch as a language really exists at all?
Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection

Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection 8 October 2014

Europeans have vastly different 'langauges of love' - what's the social norm for public and private intimacy where you live?
101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad 22 September 2014

Want to learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime? Then this guide is for you.
I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (sometimes)

I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (so... 9 September 2014

Growing up abroad opens many doors but, as Maria Foley discusses, living between cultures isn't always the easiest path.
I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat wife

I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat... 27 August 2014

Maria Foley contemplates the top ten best things about being an expat wife.
Bilingual Family: Language as a tool

Bilingual Family: Language as a tool 5 August 2014

Being multilingual certainly has it advantages - especially when you're a six-year-old trying to convince your parents into giving you what you want...

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