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  1. Although he gave up drinking, the damage to his liver was irreversible. (onherstelbaar)

  2. While reversing his car he failed to notice a low wooden post. (achteruit reed)

  3. The government claims unemployment is going down, but the reverse seems to be true. (tegenovergestelde)

  4. The new car generated much interest because of its low fuel consumption (laag brandstofverbruik). (wekte)

  5. Don’t believe a word she says, it’s just malicious gossip. (geroddel)

  6. Her reluctance to learn how to drive means she can’t go anywhere without someone taking her. (tegenzin)

  7. Designer clothes are popular, but can be very expensive. (merkkleding)

  8. She designed a poster with details about the school performance. (ontwierp)

  9. I’m glad you spotted that spelling mistake in my application letter. (opgemerkt)

  10. He was offended by her transparent lie. (doorzichtige)

  11. The effect of the dress was enhanced by the subtle jewellery. (versterkt)

  12. There seemed to be some sort of gathering going on in the room, so I decided not to go in. (bijeenkomst)

  13. The most likely reason for his absence is that he’s ill. (waarschijnlijke)

  14. The girl deliberately didn’t tell her parents where she was going. (met opzet)

  15. One way of showing your appreciation would be to give them a box of chocolates. (waardering)

  16. Recently fuel prices have increased astronomically. (toegenomen)

  17. There has been an increase in the number of accidents on this road. (toename)

  18. In recent years the number of people smoking has slightly decreased. (afgenomen)

  19. You should expose your skin to the sun for too long. (blootstellen aan)

  20. After years of embezzling money from the company, the thief was finally exposed. (ontmaskerd)

  21. During the Second World War many messages were transmitted using Morse code. (verzonden)

  22. This disease is transmitted by direct skin contact. (overgedragen)

  23. There seems no point in prolonging his suffering unnecessarily. (verlengen)

  24. Before the actual performance, there were a number of rehearsals. (uitvoering) (repetities)

  25. She hoped the problems would lessen if she removed their source. (afnemen)

  26. The voice at the other end of the line was distorted and I couldn’t tell who it was. (vreemd vervormd)

  27. To achieve an improvement, a sustained effort (inspanning) is needed. (aanhoudend, langdurig)

  28. He worked night and day in order to sustain his family. (onderhouden)

  29. More and more companies are buying in sustainable or ‘green’ energy. (duurzame)

  30. Because of its excessive speed the car couldn’t stop in time when the lights changed. (overmatig)

  31. When his wife left him, he started drinking excessively. (te veel)

  32. The witness’ account of what had happened was vital to the court case. (van cruciaal belang)

  33. The vitality in her face made it difficult to guess her age. (levenslust)

  34. Thinking back she could pinpoint the exact moment when things started to change. (nauwkeurig aanwijzen)

  35. The doctor recommended not to take more than one tablet a day. (raadde aan)

  36. She stumbled out of the room in embarrassment. (vol schaamte)

  37. When she realised her mistake, she gave an embarrassed smile. (beschaamd)

  38. He denies remembering anything at all about what happened that evening. (ontkent)

  39. The student failed to hand in his exam and therefore did not pass the course. (leverden niet in)

  40. When everything went wrong, he felt such a failure. (mislukking)

  41. The average age of people watching this programme is thirty-five. (gemiddelde)

  42. Stonehenge is considered part of Britain’s heritage. (erfgoed)

  43. The farm and stables form part of the inheritance she will receive after her parent’s death. (erfenis)

  44. The success of the company is very much the result of our joint efforts (inspanningen). (gezamenlijke)

  45. As he become older, his joints became stiffer. (gewrichten)

  46. She washed the blouse over and over again until the stain had all but gone. (zo goed als)

  47. Even though she’s just got married, she looks anything but happy. (allesbehalve)

  48. As I walked down the stairs, she told me to mind the loose tile on the bottom step. (oppassen voor)

  49. I have to run a few errands for my dad, but after that I’m free to go into town. (boodschappen doen voor)

  50. The company said it was aware of the problem and would resolve the matter quickly. (bewust van)

  51. She closed her weary eyes for a moment. (tired)

  52. The cost involved in sending her son to a nursery made her ask her parents to help out. (kinderdagverblijf)

  53. In America, people from poor backgrounds sometimes live in trailer parks. (stacaravan)

  54. The doctor told her to monitor her son closely and to warn him if his fever got worse. (in de gaten houden)

  55. He challenged his friend to beat him at chess. (daagde uit)

  56. The congress was attended by highly placed officials from all over the world. (bezocht)

  57. As a result of the flooding, the shop had to temporarily close. (tijdelijk)

  58. Most people retire when they’re around 65 years old. (gaan met pensioen)

  59. He was dissatisfied with his job and resigned. (nam ontslag)

  60. Due to the mobile phone, the number of telephone booths has gradually decreased). (afgenomen)

  61. There has been a sharp increase in the number of stabbings (steekpartijen) in London. (toename)

  62. The atmosphere was full of suspense before the announcement of the awards. (spanning)

  63. When the baby seemed tired, its mother rocked the pram to encourage it to go to sleep. (wandelwagen)

  64. When she saw the queue, she decided to do her shopping another time. (rij)

  65. The principal was left no choice but to exclude (van school sturen) the pupil. (hoofd)

  66. The principal reason for his bad behaviour was his unhappy home life. (voornaamste)

  67. The notorious serial killer was finally put behind bars (tralies). (beruchte)

  68. In defiance of her father’s warnings, she stayed out until 3 a.m. (zich niets aantrekkend van)

  69. In spite of his serious illness he defied death for many years. (trotseerde, bood het hoofd)

  70. During a flu epidemic children and older people are the most vulnerable population groups. (kwetsbare)

  71. Although he was tall for his age, his behaviour was quite immature. (onvolwassen)

  72. She is a mature 15-year-old and quite capable of looking after her younger sister. (volwassen)

  73. The writing on the ancient tombstone was barely legible. (leesbaar)

  74. Having tried to break the world record for years, he eventually succeeded. (uiteindelijk)

  75. He acknowledged he had made a mistake and promised to sort out the situation. (erkende)

  76. Because of the weather the outdoor concert had to be postponed. (uitgesteld)

  77. After the accident he seemed to suffer from a delayed reaction: the tragedy hadn’t yet sunken in. (vertraagde)

  78. Could you please not tap your fingers, it’s annoying me. (irriteren)

  79. Although he is a priest, he has a down-to-earth view of religion that appeals to many. (praktische)

  80. If you’re smart, don’t tell them you’ve lost the key, just say you’ve misplaced it. (slim)

  81. She felt she could no longer cope with looking after her parents and working full-time. (opgewassen tegen)

  82. It’s rather curious that he decided to go to Spain – I thought he hated the Mediterranean climate. (vreemd)

  83. The children were very curious to find out what happened next in the story. (nieuwsgierig)

  84. I despise hypocrites and people who fake their feelings. (verachten)

  85. These despicable murderers should be locked up forever! (verachtelijk)

  86. I loathe economics – I’m so glad that I can drop the subject next year. (hekel hebben aan)

  87. I didn’t like working there – the management seemed to scorn their employees. (minachten)

  88. The pursuit of happiness leads some people to do rather silly things. (het najagen; de zoektocht)

  89. She decided to pursue a career in journalism. (nastreven; najagen)

  90. He made many silly jumps with his bike but I wasn’t impressed. (onder de indruk zijn)

  91. The bomb injured many people, but thankfully no one was killed. (verwonden)

  92. My injuries aren’t very serious, so I’m sure that I’ll manage to be back at work next week. (verwondingen)

  93. You’ll need a permit to hunt on these grounds. (vergunning)

  94. We plan to attend both the wedding ceremony in the church and the reception afterwards. (bijwonen)

  95. I don’t recall him as a particularly bright student. (herinneren)

  96. As far as I can recollect, I left at about eleven, just after Jack had arrived. (herinneren)

  97. In the weeks after the party more details about what had happened emerged. (tevoorschijn komen)

  98. What do you hope to achieve by using this method? (bereiken)

  99. Reading a whole book is a huge achievement for a six-year-old. (prestatie)

  100. It was very considerate of you to leave the children at home – it would have been too much for her. (attent)

  101. There was considerable damage to their house after the fire. (aanzienlijk)

  102. He claims it’s a lucrative project, but I don’t see how he can make any money that way. (winstgevend)

  103. You can’t expect their shop to be profitable yet; they’ve only just opened! (winstgevend)

  104. I don’t make a lot of money, but it’s a very rewarding job. (voldoening gevend)

  105. I think I deserve a break – I’ve been working for ten hours! (verdienen)

  106. Very reluctantly he handed me the money. (onwillig; met tegenzin)

  107. He must be a foreigner – no Englishman would dress like that! (buitenlander)

  108. He doesn’t have the right attitude for this job. (houding)

  109. I sent the manuscript to several publishers but they all rejected it. (weigeren; afwijzen)

  110. I insist that you drive home with us – it’s the least we can do! (erop staan)

  111. The meeting is supposed to end at five, but allow for it to overrun by ten minutes. (rekening houden met)

  112. Manual sorting of the letters takes more time, but is also more accurate. (met de hand)

  113. Sheep shearing is still done manually here. (met de hand)

  114. Read the manual before you call the helpdesk. (handleiding)

  115. The incident provided us with lots of gossip to talk about. (voorzien van)

  116. I’ll come, provided that I won’t have to work. (op voorwaarde dat)

  117. From these options I’d choose the latter. (de tweede; de laatste)

  118. In the latter stages of the fight he began to tire. (latere; laatste)

  119. They showed us two houses: the former was too big, but the other seemed perfect. (de eerste)

  120. He still sees his former wife regularly. (ex-; vorige)

  121. I consider him to be our best player. (beschouwen)

  122. She lives in Italy but she’s of British origin. (afkomst)

  123. The therapist tried to trace the origin of his problems. (bron)

  124. Originally I’m from Greece but I’ve lived in Germany all my life. (oorspronkelijk)

  125. The journalist refused to reveal his sources. (onthullen)

  126. These revelations might cost him his job. (onthullingen)

  127. She’s been a singer for so long; criticism doesn’t affect her anymore. (beinvloeden)

  128. He plans to purchase a few paintings at the auction (veiling). (aanschaffen)

  129. I obtain most of my books through the Internet. (verkrijgen)

  130. My last purchase was a new pair of shoes. (aanschaf)

  131. If these boys are bothering you, let me know, then I’ll send them away. (lastig vallen)

  132. I don’t know why I bother telling you this, you’re not listening anyway. (de moeite nemen)

  133. I haven’t seen him for weeks and wonder whether he is deliberately avoiding me. (vermijden)

  134. To try and prevent detection, he hid the drugs in the soles of his shoes. (ontdekking)

  135. I don’t think that was an accident, I think you did that on purpose. (met opzet)

  136. Since he had been the last on to talk to the victim, the suspicion fell on him. (verdenking)

  137. If you have any foreign coins left over, you can donate them to charity. (munten) (goed doel)

  138. Judging by the name of the place, thousands of years ago there must have been settlement here. (vestiging)

  139. The dispute was settled amicably. (vriendschappelijk)

  140. I would like to have everything on the menu (menukaart), but I’ll settle for a cup of tea. (ben tevreden met)

  141. Occasionally she thought back of the time before they met. (soms)

  142. She was quite contented to just sit and watch instead of joining in. (tevreden)

  143. The babysitter made him write a confession of all the rotten things he’d done. (schuldbekentenis)

  144. He confessed that he’d known about the party the whole time. (opbiechten)

  145. This pub is frequented by journalists and artists mainly. (regelmatig bezoeken)

  146. I’m not sure about his profession, but I think he works for a bank. (beroep)

  147. In the space marked ‘occupation’ he wrote ‘writer’. (beroep)

  148. The majority of people don’t want to reintroduce capital punishment. (de doodstraf)

  149. He made a capital mistake which caused the solution to explode. (kapitaal; heel groot)

  150. Write your name in capitals please. (hoofdletters)

  151. Which method did they employ to get the kids in bed so fast? (gebruiken)

  152. You can put all the biodegradable (afbreekbaar) kitchen refuse on the compost heap. (afval)

  153. I detest people who feel the need to yell into their mobile phones in trains. (haten; een hekel hebben aan)

  154. We persuaded our teacher not to give us any homework. (overhalen)

  155. I’m not responsible for your property – you should take care of your own stuff. (eigendom)

  156. I am confident that I’ll pass the test next time. (zeker; vol vertrouwen)

  157. She is smart enough, but she lacks confidence. ((zelf)vertrouwen)

  158. They supposedly had a few beers before cleaning up and closing the place. (schijnbaar; naar men zegt)

  159. The witness allegedly ran away directly after he’d witnessed the shooting. (schijnbaar)

  160. He isn’t bothered by their lack of enthusiasm. (niets kunnen schelen)

  161. Doesn’t it bother you that he’s always late? (irriteren; lastig vinden)

  162. It’s no bother at all; I’ll just open another bottle. (probleem; last)

  163. He is not as fast as he used to be. (als hij vroeger was)

  164. The little chicks weighed virtually nothing. (zo goed als; bijna)

  165. Her determination helped her to finish the course. (vastberadenheid)

  166. It is hard to determine the sex of these animals. (vaststellen)

  167. Her mother’s words weakened her resolve to move out. (vaststaand besluit; vastbeslotenheid)

  168. The people had to work under appalling circumstances. (afgrijselijke; vreselijke)

  169. Doesn’t it revolt you to know that we throw away food while others are starving? (afgrijzen wekken)

  170. His sick jokes disgust me. (afgrijzen wekken)

  171. This film depicts the life of a notorious criminal. (berucht)

  172. He was infamous for his rather childish jokes. (berucht)

  173. He used to be an assembly-line worker but now he owns the factory. (lopende band)

  174. Morning assembly is compulsory for all students. (ochtendbijeenkomst)

  175. He boasted about his father’s four cars and his plans to buy a fifth one. (opscheppen)

  176. Stop bragging about your new sneakers! (opscheppen)

  177. Hundreds of people were made redundant because of the merger (fusie). (‘overbodig maken’; ontslaan)

  178. They sacked her because she didn’t do her work properly. (ontslaan)

  179. We were forced to dismiss him after we’d caught him taking home office equipment. (ontslaan)

  180. Our annual meeting always takes place around Easter. (jaarlijks)

  181. The meeting was interrupted five times because of ‘very important phone calls’. (verstoren)

  182. He plainly didn’t understand what he had done wrong. (duidelijk)

  183. He made it quite plain that he didn’t want to speak to us. (duidelijk)

  184. I only like plain yoghurt. (puur; zonder toevoegingen)

  185. The colonists had to cross the open plain to get to the river area. (vlakte)

  186. I wouldn’t apply for that function if I were you – the hours are horrible. (solliciteren naar)

  187. These rules only apply to the youngest students in our school. (van toepassing zijn op)

  188. Most questions in the survey were unclear and too vague. (onderzoek; vragenlijst)

  189. The news astonished all of us because we didn’t even know she could swim. (verbazen)

  190. The house burnt down completely, but there were no casualties. (slachtoffer)

  191. He wanted to avenge his brother’s death by killing the man who did it. (wreken)

  192. The assault took place in a busy shopping centre, but no witnesses have come forward yet. (aanval)

  193. He was arrested because he had tried to assault a police officer. (aanvallen)

  194. The film was condemned for its sexism. (bekritiseren; veroordelen)

  195. Naturally, the opposition parties denounced the plans for a new health care system. (bekritiseren)

  196. It was evident to everyone but Sarah that he was madly in love with her. (duidelijk)

  197. He argued that gaming increased his motor skills and his ability to multitask. (beweren)

  198. They have been arguing about whose turn it is to clean the bathroom all afternoon. (ruzie maken)

  199. He got into an argument with his friends over which team would win the Cup. (meningsverschil)

  200. Your concern for my well-being is very touching. (bezorgdheid)

  201. Both options sound reasonable as far as I’m concerned. (wat mij betreft)

  202. He was very concerned about his daughter’s health.(bezorgd zijn)

  203. You don’t need such an advanced program if you don’t plan to actually edit photos. (ver ontwikkeld)

  204. The concert will probably sell out, so make sure you book in advance. (in voren; van te voren)

  205. This course is for advanced students only, who have already completed the first three courses. (gevorderd)

  206. This is where he supposedly always went to school. (naar men zegt; naar het schijnt)

  207. This is reportedly a very nice place to stay. (naar men zegt; naar het schijnt)

  208. Allegedly, he had said to some of his friends that he planned to steal the papers. (naar het schijnt)

  209. She embraced and kissed him. (omarmen)

  210. My mother thinks it’s not civilised to eat in front of the TV. (beschaafd)

  211. If he really wants to go there you can’t prevent it. (tegenhouden; voorkomen)

  212. We should invest more money to prevent these diseases. (voorkomen)

  213. Lots of water and sun are vital for the plant’s growth. (van levensbelang)

  214. This is an insignificant detail; we can discuss it later over the mail. (onbelangrijk)

  215. He had to endure his brothers’ taunts (plagerijen) for the rest of the weekend. (verdragen)

  216. After seven hours, the cricket match became a test of human endurance. (uithoudingsvermogen)

  217. He demanded to speak to the manager. (eisen)

  218. Leila is a very demanding girl; no wonder her mum is so tired every night. (veeleisend)

  219. The gathering took place in the town hall. (bijeenkomst)

  220. She quickly gathered her papers and thrust them in her bag when she saw the bus. (bijeen rapen)

  221. Kids can be very choosy about what they like or not. (kieskeuring)

  222. He is very particular about his desk – it has to be completely clean and empty. (kieskeurig; veeleisend)

  223. He was elected mayor. (verkiezen)

  224. The current way of dealing with this problem isn’t very different from the old method. (huidige)

  225. He tried to swim against the current. (stroom)

  226. The bride wore a long, lilac dress, and the bridesmaids wore something similar. (gelijksoortig)

  227. Take a look at the example and complete the other sentences similarly. (op dezelfde manier)

  228. They look very similar – are you sure they aren’t the same? (gelijk; hetzelfde)

  229. Can you find the similarities in both books? (gelijkenis)

  230. Water is very precious in this part of the country. (kostbaar; waardevol)

  231. The company’s claims about the benefits of their product proved unfounded. (bewering)

  232. This course involves about 5 hours of theory and 10 hours of practice. (omvatten; inhouden)

  233. I don’t want to get involved in their argument. (betrekken)

  234. His involvement in the scheme reassured the banks. (betrokkenheid)

  235. Even tea can be addictive according to this book. (verslavend)

  236. Let’s confine our discussion to the matter in question, please! (beperken; limiteren)

  237. My strange working hours rather restrict my social life. (beperken; limiteren)

  238. He only briefly looked at the report before approving it. (kort)

  239. They apparently hadn’t really thought about that option – it completely surprised them. (blijkbaar)

  240. These dates are only provisional; we’re not sure which date best suits our speaker. (voorlopig)

  241. I think the children conducted themselves fairly well this time. (gedragen)

  242. I gather that you didn’t do much after I left you last night. (begrijpen; opmaken)

  243. The success of this project relies on everyone making an effort. (afhankelijk zijn van)

  244. He’s a very reliable person – he wouldn’t let you down. (betrouwbaar)

  245. He tried to engage her in the conversation, but she was too shy. (betrekken)

  246. He is the prime suspect because he was seen running away. (belangrijkste)

  247. This book focuses on the primary stages of development. (eerste)

  248. What’s the benefit of this new plan for the students? (voordeel; nut)

  249. My brother has lived on benefit since the biscuit factory closed. (uitkering; bijstand)

  250. Fresh air can have a very beneficial effect on these patients. (gunstig)

  251. He gained a lot of support from farmers because of his agricultural policy. (verkrijgen)

  252. My dad is looking forward to his retirement – he wants to do lots of gardening and reading. (pensioen)

  253. Peter is definitely taller than Josh, but I’m not sure if he’s as tall as Mark. (zeker)

  254. His work is usually mediocre at best, so this excellent essay is rather surprising. (middelmatig)

  255. It will be difficult to find a satisfactory solution for all parties. (bevredigend; goed)

  256. He was punished rather too severely in my opinion. (zwaar)

  257. I lacked the courage to tell him the news. (niet hebben; ontbreken)

  258. His account of what had happened was completely different from Peter’s. (verhaal; beschrijving)

  259. Donating money is only a short-term solution to battle poverty . (armoede)

  260. If you require any further information, don’t hesitate to call me. (nodig hebben)

  261. Playing these games requires total concentration. (vereisen)

  262. An important meeting necessitates my being in London on Friday. (vereisen; nodig maken)

  263. You shouldn’t skip breakfast; it won’t help you lose weight. (overslaan)

  264. We visited the remains of a Roman camp. (overblijfselen)

  265. He has made a lot of progress but there’s still room for improvement. (vooruitgang)

  266. That film is totally inappropriate for small children – how can you let them watch it? (ongepast; ongeschikt)

  267. All governments collectively condemned the attacks. (veroordelen; afkeuren)

  268. The police made a thorough examination of the grounds. (grondig)

  269. We gathered our belongings and left the campsite. (bezittingen)

  270. She was very sensitive as a child and hated being teased. (gevoelig)

  271. Retreating would be the only sensible thing to do now. (verstandig; wijs)

  272. He despaired over the environmental policy of the government. (wanhopen)

  273. The child refused to eat vegetables, much to its parents’ despair. (wanhoop)

  274. The keeper made a desperate attempt to stop the ball. (wanhopig)

  275. I can see her house from where I live, but we are separated by the canal. (scheiden)

  276. You are under no obligation to buy it, no matter what he says. (verplichting)

  277. The medical examination is obligatory for all athletes. (verplicht)

  278. Maths and English are compulsory, but you don’t have to choose French. (verplicht)

  279. I don’t really understand the appeal of these horror films. (aantrekkingskracht)

  280. I don’t think that’s sufficient for five persons. (voldoende)

  281. After his fifth successive victory the papers started calling him ‘wonderboy’. (opeenvolgend)

  282. We started lighting the candles as dusk fell. (zonsondergang; vallen van de avond)

  283. We rose at dawn to go swimming. (zonsopgang; dageraad)

  284. We need to go down – my room is in the basement. (kelder; souterrain)

  285. We store our camping equipment in the attic in winter. (zolder)

  286. We plan to buy a more economical car because of the rising fuel prices. (zuinig)

  287. They are really rich now, but they still tend to be thrifty. (zuinig)

  288. We’ll be away for a fortnight so please water our plants for us. (twee weken)

  289. We bought a dozen eggs at the market. (dozijn; twaalf)

  290. His dad spends 30 minutes in the traffic jam every morning. (file)

  291. He argued that if this were true, Jess must have lied. (beweren; redeneren)

  292. They had an argument over whose turn it was to do the dishes. (ruzie; meningsverschil)

  293. He’s certain there will be a lot of demand for his pictures. (vraag)

  294. You shouldn’t give in to his demands. (eisen)

  295. He is a good but very demanding teacher. (veeleisend)

  296. The manufacturer assured us that no toxic paints were used. (producent)

  297. These cars are now manufactured in the Czech Republic, even though it’s a German brand. (produceren)

  298. The trick seems to defy the laws of physics . (natuurkunde)

  299. He’s just an ordinary guy, not strikingly handsome or smart. (gewoon; normaal)

  300. Ordinarily I’d be at the pool right now, but today I overslept. (gewoonlijk)

  301. Most liquids expand when you heat them. (uitzetten)

  302. The city will probably only increase in size in the next ten years. (toenemen; groeien)

  303. In the ten years after the war, their company quickly expanded. (groeien)

  304. We will need to adjust the suit a bit because she is much smaller than her sister. (aanpassen)

  305. They adapted the story so it was suitable for smaller children as well. (aanpassen)

  306. The treaty was modified in order to fit everyone’s requirements. (aanpassen)

  307. I only made some small adjustments – nothing major. (aanpassing)

  308. It will take her some time to adjust to her new surroundings. (aanpassen)

  309. He dismissed the newspaper report as ‘utter nonsense’. (totaal)

  310. It’s sheer madness to go swimming in this weather! (totaal)

  311. Even though her remarks must have angered him, he remained composed and dignified. (beheerst)

  312. She tried to stop crying and compose herself and answer his questions. (beheersen)

  313. It’s very odd that he didn’t come – he had assured me he’d be there. (vreemd)

  314. While travelling around I did all sorts of odd jobs to make money. (losse baantjes)

  315. He must be very wealthy if he can afford such a big house. (rijk)

  316. He had another swimming pool built in his garden to show off his wealth. (rijkdom)

  317. Miraflores is an affluent neighbourhood in Lima. (rijk; welvarend)

  318. He comes from a very prosperous family. (welvarend)

  319. People who can afford such a yacht must be very well-off. (rijk)

  320. It was a deprived part of town; many houses were in bad repair and garbage everywhere. (armoedig)

  321. I got an instant reply so I’d say he’s online. (direct)

  322. It’s very rare to find these birds in England. (ongebruikelijk)

  323. He rarely smiles, but I don’t think he’s a sad person really. (zelden)

  324. Poverty is the source of many problems. (armoede)

  325. He is the youngest son of an impoverished noble family. (verarmd)

  326. I really loathe these meetings; we never decide on anything. (afkeer hebben van)

  327. As a child I detested spinach, but now I quite like it. (haten)

  328. He’s such a loathsome man – how could he do that to his kids! (walgelijk)

  329. All students looked very tense the days before their exams. (gespannen)

  330. The children could barely conceal their excitement. (verbergen)

  331. Would you like a plain carpet or one with a pattern? (effen)

  332. She was a rather plain child but she became very attractive as a teenager. (onaantrekkelijk)

  333. It was plain that he hadn’t studied for the test at all. (duidelijk)

  334. Apparently they are expecting a lot of people. (schijnbaar)

  335. I thought he was on holiday, but apparently he didn’t go, because I saw him in town yesterday. (blijkbaar)

  336. It appears that we might meet them as well tonight. (schijnen)

  337. It appeared that he had known about the scam all along. (blijken)

  338. I didn’t perceive anything till my eyes got used to the dark. (onderscheiden; zien)

  339. I perceived a hint of disappointment in his voice. (opmerken)

  340. He received death threats from right-wing groups. (bedreiging)

  341. In the 1980s the country had a surplus of butter and milk. (overschot)

  342. He cut off the excess pastry from the pie and then put it into the oven. (teveel; overschot)

  343. You should try to delete some superfluous words and make it more compact. (overbodig)

  344. The flooding is due to severe rains and overflowing rivers. (veroorzaakt door; het resultaat van)

  345. Her bad health is due to an unhealthy diet. (veroorzaakt door; het resultaat van)

  346. The plane is due to arrive in 30 minutes. (verwacht)

  347. She stressed the necessity of drinking enough water. (noodzakelijkheid)

  348. A good physical condition is a requirement for this course. (vereiste)

  349. I think I’ve got everything, so I’m ready for departure (vertrek)

  350. He isn’t a fast learner but he makes gradual improvement. (geleidelijk)

  351. They increased the weight gradually so we hardly noticed it at first. (geleidelijk)

  352. Tomorrow the temperature will rise to 30 degrees. (graden)

  353. He speaks Spanish fluently. (vloeiend)

  354. He ordered one of these huge pizzas for us to share. (enorm groot)

  355. He refused to admit he’d made a mistake. (toegeven)

  356. She pretended she hadn’t heard them shout at her. (doen alsof)

  357. He went to her house on the pretext that he needed one of her books. (voorwendsel)

  358. It was a sunny albeit cold day. (doch; maar)

  359. He tried very hard, albeit without success. (doch; maar)

  360. She didn’t come although she had been invited. (hoewel)

  361. He went out anyway despite our protests. (ondanks)

  362. She glared at her brother who had called her ‘fattie’ in front of her classmates. (kwaad aankijken)

  363. She grabbed her gloves and coat and ran out of the door. (grijpen; pakken)

  364. She clutched the rope and shouted at the dog. (stevig vasthouden)

  365. He seized his chance the moment the teacher had left the room. (grijpen; aanpakken)

  366. He was determined to beat (verslaan) his rival. (vastbesloten)

  367. It is difficult to determine which way we should go. (vaststellen; bepalen)

  368. She worked previously as a cook, but she’s a teacher now. (voorheen)

  369. All my previous jobs had something to do with animals. (vorig)

  370. It’s not my habit to drink so much coffee. (gewoonte)

  371. Could you explain some of the customs of this country to me? (gewoonte; gebruik)

  372. We need to obtain permission from the senior manager. (verkrijgen)

  373. There are no restrictions to the number of times you can join. (beperking)

  374. Our options were severely limited because of the rain. (beperken)

  375. He peered through the window but couldn’t see anything inside. (turen; kijken)

  376. This kind of mental abuse often leaves scars (littekens) for life. (mishandeling)

  377. He is abusing his power by making the younger children work for him. (misbruiken

  378. They estimated that it would cost about A3500, but it was much cheaper than that. (schatten)

  379. The mere fact that he dared ask for more shows his insolence! (het feit alleen al)

  380. I worked all afternoon and he paid me a mere 10 euros! (slechts)

  381. I didn’t mean to insult him, I merely asked him to hurry up. (slechts; alleen maar)

  382. His reluctance to kiss his aunt was clear from his body language. (onwilligheid; tegenzin)

  383. He reluctantly handed us the money he owed us. (met tegenzin)

  384. She wasn’t very keen on joining the game, was she? (enthousiast; gemotiveerd)

  385. How much should each of us contribute to the present? (bijdragen)

  386. I think we should postpone the project under these circumstances. (omstandigheden)

  387. The police tried to establish what had happened. (vaststellen)

  388. She established a reputation as a rebel within three weeks. (vestigen)

  389. He isn’t available this afternoon but I can ask him to call you back. (beschikbaar)

  390. I tried to stop him, but to no avail. (zonder succes)

  391. Fruit is expensive here because of the limited availability. (beschikbaarheid)

  392. The sofa has a dual purpose; when you fold it like this it becomes a bed. (dubbel)

  393. We really need to do the laundry – I’m out of clean socks. (was)

  394. Didn’t it ever occur to you that he was behaving strangely? (bij je opkomen)

  395. She eats an astonishing amount of food for someone so thin. (verbazingwekkend)

  396. You don’t even listen to me; you just contradict anything I say. (tegenspreken)

  397. She is engaged to my brother, so she’ll soon be my sister-in-law. (verloofd zijn)

  398. When the train approached the station, people started putting on their coats. (naderen)

  399. He is not a very approachable person – he always seems distant and disapproving. (benaderbaar)

  400. I can’t believe that he ate the entire cake! (hele)

  401. The rescued animals were taken to a refuge. (toevluchtsoord)

  402. Hundreds of refugees tried to reach Europe by boat. (vluchtingen)

  403. After being forced to sit still for an hour, the kids were eager do something. (gretig; verlangend)

  404. The baby panda was reared by the zookeeper after its mother rejected it. (grootbrengen)

  405. I am confident that you’ll find a solution. (zeker; vol vertrouwen)

  406. You are not obliged to accept this offer; feel free to reject it. (verplicht zijn)

  407. She denied that she had taken the money. (ontkennen)

  408. Thank you very much for your prompt response. (snel)

  409. The newspaper issued a statement from the prime minister. (uitbrengen)

  410. Have you seen the latest issue of this magazine? (uitgave; nummer)

  411. His accusation is completely unfounded; he doesn’t have any proof! (beschuldiging)

  412. Has the UN recognised Kosovo already? (erkennen)

  413. The family lived in perpetual poverty because of their drinking father. (eeuwig; blijvend)

  414. I’ll be eternally thankful to you if you could lend me your bike. (eeuwig)

  415. Could you send the minutes of the meeting to my other email address? (notulen)

  416. Two people are injured, and three people haven’t been accounted for. (verantwoorden)

  417. The financial crisis caused the virtual bankruptcy of the company. (zo goed als; bijna)

  418. I had virtually finished writing my report when my screen went blank. (zo goed als)

  419. Steve! You’re the very man we need for this job! (exact; juist)

  420. Well, that’s the very point – he doesn’t want to work. (exact; juist)

  421. The moment the rain ceased, everybody went outside. (ophouden)

  422. During Christmas the fighting parties agreed to a ceasefire. (wapenstilstand)

  423. He seized the opportunity that was offered to him. (grijpen; aanpakken)

  424. Of course you may say so, but I beg to differ. (ik heb een andere mening)

  425. He was appointed senior adviser and received a pay rise. (aanstellen als; benoemen tot)

  426. The growing divide between rich and poor people worried the government. (kloof)

  427. The teacher separated the fighting boys. (uit elkaar halen)

  428. I’m sure he’ll handle the money sensibly. (verstandig)

  429. He has a remarkable talent for painting. (opvallend)

  430. We plan to convert the attic to another bedroom. (ombouwen; veranderen)

  431. He converted to Buddhism at 34. (zich bekeren tot)

  432. I don’t want to get involved into any of t heir schemes. (betrokken raken bij)

  433. You shouldn’t get too emotionally involved with the children you want to help. (betrokken)

  434. According to this study colorants can trigger allergic reactions. (veroorzaken)

  435. He inquired whether it would be possible to take a later train. (informeren)

  436. Large numbers of soldiers deserted as defeat became inevitable. (onvermijdelijk)

  437. Predictably, after their initial enthusiasm, the children quickly lost interest. (voorspelbaar; onvermijdelijk)

  438. Her coat matches her dress. (passen bij)

  439. He had finally met his match. (iets/iemand dat/die gelijkwaardig is, gelijke)

  440. He was totally unaware of the world around him. (onbewust)

  441. I wasn’t aware that you knew him. (ergens bewust van zijn; weten)

  442. The Prime Minister must have been conscious of those flights. (bewust zijn van)

  443. Those rules apply to all students, not just the younger ones. (van toepassing zijn op)

  444. I applied for a job as an events manager, but they said I wasn’t experienced enough. (solliciteren naar)

  445. Research for space travel led to many unintended inventions. (onbedoeld)

  446. I didn’t intend to arrive this late, but my car broke down. (van plan zijn; de bedoeling hebben)

  447. We had reached the summit and the car started to descend again. (afdalen)

  448. Watch out - the descent is more difficult than you might think! (afdaling)

  449. It’s not very decent of him to let you pay. (fatsoenlijk)

  450. He recalled that he actually seen him leave the house shortly after two. (zich herinneren)

  451. Could you remind him that he promised to call George? (herinneren aan)

  452. What a relief to hear from you! I though something had happened! (opluchting)

  453. A global relief campaign was started shortly after the earthquake. (hulp)

  454. These medicines should relieve the pain a bit. (verlichten; verzachten)

  455. If you have 10 cupcakes and you eat 3 of them, how many remain? (overblijven)

  456. The 1980s and ‘90s were a very interesting era for central Europe. (tijdperk)

  457. It will take another decade for the effect to become visible. (periode van tien jaar)

  458. The companies prospered because of the economic climate in the country. (bloeien)

  459. The cats thrived on their diet of boiled fish and kitchen leftovers. (bloeien; het goed doen)

  460. The situation became increasingly dangerous. (in toenemende mate)

  461. There has been a decrease in the number of boys joining the swimming team. (afname)

  462. One of the benefits of travel is that you get in touch with many different cultures. (voordeel)

  463. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, but I don’t think you’re right. (voordeel van de twijfel)

  464. He didn’t make any effort to hide (poging; inspanning)

  465. He is essentially a good teacher, but he doesn’t have patience with slower students. (in feite; in wezen)

  466. Where can you purchase tickets for the concert? (kopen; aanschaffen)

  467. I obtained this CD through the Internet; you can’t buy it in the shops. (verkrijgen)

  468. I rely on you to make this a wonderful evening. (rekenen op; vertrouwen op)

  469. I think I favour this option over the more expensive one. (de voorkeur geven aan)

  470. The majority voted in favour of the new law. (voor)

  471. I only made a few modest changes in your article.(bescheiden; klein)

  472. Please accept my humble apologies. (nederig)

  473. My brother has similar problems with his computer. (gelijksoortig)

  474. These two dresses look very similar. (gelijk; hetzelfde)

  475. The prices in Australia are comparable to those in the UK. (vergelijkbaar)

  476. He is smart but there are many children in his class who are equally intelligent. (net zo; even veel)

  477. We have to write an essay about the similarities in the two books. (overeenkomst)

  478. There are no obvious solutions to this problem. (voor de hand liggende)

  479. It was obvious that he wasn’t happy about the arrangement. (overduidelijk, heel duidelijk)

  480. We need to maintain our quality standards or we’ll make ourselves unreliable. (behouden)

  481. The car’s maintenance cost him a lot of money. (onderhoud)

  482. He always maintained that he was innocent. (vasthouden; blijven beweren)

  483. How much do I owe you? (schuldig zijn)

  484. I owe my success partly to my parents’ support and encouragement. (te danken hebben aan)

  485. I think her affair caused the collapse of their marriage. (ineenstorting)

  486. The property market is bound to collapse one of these days. (ineenstorten)

  487. He lives in a very densely populated area of Peru. (dichtbevolkt)

  488. How many inhabitants does your town have? (inwoners)

  489. The residents have protested against the new factory. ((buurt)bewoners)

  490. A global search was made in order to find the terrorists. (wereldwijd)

  491. This is a prime example of avant-garde art. (belangrijk)

  492. If it’s a relevant question we will be happy to answer it. (van belang zijnd; van toepassing zijnd)

  493. Many people regard him as the best footballer in the world. (beschouwen)

  494. Please send her my regards. (groeten)

  495. They went ahead, regardless of the protests. (ondanks)

  496. The difference between these two children is striking. (opvallend)

  497. They consider taking legal action against the company. (nadenken over; overwegen)

  498. A considerable number of people have fled the area. (aanzienlijk)

  499. It was very considerate of you to bring flowers. (attent)

  500. We weren’t sure whether you’d go there too. (of)

  501. The solar cells generated enough electricity for the whole block of flats. (opwekken)

  502. Pills for carsickness often induce drowsiness so you shouldn’t take them when driving a car. (opwekken)

  503. Don’t bother me with those trivial details. (onbelangrijk)

  504. You should learn to curb your appetite or you’ll get too fat. (beperken; limiteren)

  505. I seriously question his methods – he can be rather ruthless. (in twijfel trekken)

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