Webster's Online Dictionary

with Multilingual Thesaurus Translation


The Dutch Government launches a campaign to persuade everybody living in the Netherlands to learn Dutch. There is even a quick test on the website to check if you actually achieve the levels expected.

And this test is more than just about language — it is also very subtly about the Dutch way of understanding the world, as this example on recycling shows:
Recycling the Dutch way
To separate waste means putting your waste
(a) on the street
(b) all in the one same bin
(c) into green and grey bins
(c is deemed correct)

How could I be so stupid thinking separating waste actually was about separating recyclable materials and collecting them separately for reuse…