Dictionary of Dutchness


Unlike its English counterpart, a Dutch huilbaby or cry baby is not someone who makes a huge fuss about not very much, but a baby who cries a lot. According to Dutch child- rearing experts, to be classed as a huilbaby, a child has to cry for three hours a day, three days a week for three weeks in a row. According to the press, one in 10 Dutch babies is a huilbaby.

All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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