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INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Expressions About Law Enforcement.
Sydney: Hi everyone, and welcome back to DutchPod101.com. I'm Sydney.
Jacob: And I'm Jacob!
Sydney: This is Must-Know Dutch Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 1. In this lesson you'll learn expressions about law enforcement.
Sydney: These expressions might be relevant if you ever come into contact with law enforcement. Be sure never to use these near police officers though!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Sydney: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jacob: smeris
Jacob: op de bon gaan
Jacob: een nachtje in de bajes zitten
Jacob: zwaantje
Sydney: Jacob, what's our first expression?
Jacob: smeris
Sydney: literally meaning "cop." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "police officer."
Jacob: [SLOW] smeris [NORMAL] smeris
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jacob: smeris
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you feel spiteful towards a police officer, or law enforcement in general. Be careful when you use this word, the police might feel offended.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jacob: [NORMAL] Kijk uit! Daar komt de smeris! [SLOW] Kijk uit! Daar komt de smeris!
Sydney: "Be careful! Here comes the police!"
Jacob: [NORMAL] Kijk uit! Daar komt de smeris!
Sydney: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jacob: op de bon gaan
Sydney: literally meaning "going on the voucher." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "being fined."
Jacob: [SLOW] op de bon gaan [NORMAL] op de bon gaan
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jacob: op de bon gaan
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you or someone else is being fined, usually for traffic infringements.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jacob: [NORMAL] Hij ging op de bon voor 150 euro. [SLOW] Hij ging op de bon voor 150 euro.
Sydney: "He got fined for 150 euros."
Jacob: [NORMAL] Hij ging op de bon voor 150 euro.
Sydney: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jacob: een nachtje in de bajes zitten
Sydney: literally meaning "sitting in jail for a night." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "spending a night in jail."
Jacob: [SLOW] een nachtje in de bajes zitten [NORMAL] een nachtje in de bajes zitten
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jacob: een nachtje in de bajes zitten
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you refer to a situation where you, or someone else, has to spend a night in jail because of trouble-making.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jacob: [NORMAL] Heb je ooit al eens een nachtje in de bajes gezeten? [SLOW] Heb je ooit al eens een nachtje in de bajes gezeten?
Sydney: "Did you ever spend the night in a prison cell?"
Jacob: [NORMAL] Heb je ooit al eens een nachtje in de bajes gezeten?
Sydney: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jacob: zwaantje
Sydney: literally meaning "little swan." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "a police officer on a motorcycle."
Jacob: [SLOW] zwaantje [NORMAL] zwaantje
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jacob: zwaantje
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you talk about a police officer on a motorcycle. Be careful when you use this word, the police officer might feel offended.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jacob: [NORMAL] Rijd maar niet te hard. Soms staat hier een zwaantje om de hoek! [SLOW] Rijd maar niet te hard. Soms staat hier een zwaantje om de hoek!
Sydney: "Don't drive too fast. Sometimes there's a police officer on a motorcycle behind this corner."
Jacob: [NORMAL] Rijd maar niet te hard. Soms staat hier een zwaantje om de hoek!
QUIZ
Sydney: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Sydney: A woman is caught speeding.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jacob: op de bon gaan
Sydney: "being fined"
Sydney: Two prisoners talking about a police officer.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jacob: smeris
Sydney: "police officer"
Sydney: A couple is driving on the highway and saw a police officer on a motorcycle.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jacob: zwaantje
Sydney: "a police officer on a motorcycle"
Sydney: A woman asks her husband where he was last night.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jacob: een nachtje in de bajes zitten
Sydney: "spending a night in jail"

Outro

Sydney: There you have it; you have mastered four Dutch Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at DutchPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Jacob: Tot ziens!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

bramche
Wednesday at 09:52 PM
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in dit geval, kan ik in nederlands met deze woorden praten zoals ik wil? zo lang niet in het bij zijn van de politie

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Hoi Elna,


Thank you very much and "graag gedaan" โค๏ธ๏ธ


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Hoi asasa,


That definitely means you like the lesson! ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


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Dankjewel for this free lesson.