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Conversely, seeing the sign "TE HUREN" on the side of a van in the Netherlands made me (from Germany) laugh.
And seeing the sign "TO LET" in Britain I wondered whether an "I" had fallen off in the middle.
A German friend of mine still wonders what happens in a Dutch Kinderopvang ;)
In Swedish, it's important when cheering to say hoo-RAH instead of HOO-rah, for very similar reasons.
Welcome to The Netherlands! And very happy that you didn't call it Holland :)Wait till you learn the word 'hoor'. It sounds exactly like 'whore' and Dutch people love to use it at the end of their sentences. This is such a strong habit that some even use it when they speak English, resulting in sentences that sound like "This seat is free, whore".
Hah! I did not know that, whore.