Proper Nederlands

“I couldn’t clean the conference room today. It was occupied the entire time.” Such a situation occurs more frequently than you think. But how do you explain it to the building manager if you only speak a few words of Dutch?

“Could you give the kitchen cupboards an extra scrub today?” A common instruction for your cleaning lady at home. But how do you explain it if the cleaning lady does not understand Dutch?

Proper Nederlands” [Proper (literally “clean”) Dutch] is a pocket dictionary intended for cleaning personnel with little or no knowledge of Dutch and for their Dutch-speaking customers.