Niet geschoten

| Gishteq | 3 Comments

In order to start a successful business in The Netherlands, it is a definite advantage to be familiar with the terminology. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have collected quite a new arsenal of words in the last couple of months. So many new and interesting words, like these:

Begroting - budget. Acquisitie - acquisition. Auteursrecht - copyright. Algemene voorwaarden - general conditions. Offerte - quotation, offer. Markt afbakenen - stake out the market. Onderneming - undertaking, enterprise, venture. Kosten - costs. Risico's - risks. Markt verwerven - win over the market. Boekhouding - bookkeeping. Aaskever - carrion-beetle. Beroepsaansprakelijkheidsverzekering - professional liability insurance. Niet geschoten is altijd mis - not shot is always miss.

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The words seem similar, but it must keep you on your toes!!! Thanks for the lesson...

Aaskever? Why would you need that word?

Also known as silpha americanus, the carrion-beetle feeds on dead animals. These adorable little critters are typically found in decaying animal carcasses and are very attractively colored, although their feeding habit is repulsive. Does that help?

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