Dutch English Dictionary

Nederlands, Vlaams - English

groot in English:

1. big big


a big fish
Part of the charm of a big city lies in the variety of styles that can be seen in the architecture of its buildings.
According to a study, big women are more prone to have twins.
You should stockpile necessary supplies in case of a big earthquake.
She bought him a camera that was too big to fit in his shirt pocket.
Our negotiations to lower export taxes suffered a big setback.
In city after city, big public meetings were held.
The pressures of supporting a big family are beginning to catch up with him.
A big bomb fell, and a great many people lost their lives.
The buying and selling of peoples' personal information is becoming a big issue.
Tom can't forget the time he and Mary had their first big argument.
The theory of the Big Bang was proposed in 1927 and expanded in 1929.
When a big ape emerged from the cave, they got frightened and ran away.
Tom is used to driving a pickup truck, but he's never driven one of those really big trucks.
It must have been something really big for him to strike a triumphant pose like that.

English word "groot"(big) occurs in sets:

De populairste Engelse woorden 151 - 200
Most common Dutch words 351 - 400
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2. great great


Great, isn't it?
A great warrior radiates strength. He doesn't have to fight to the death.
Though the Incas built up a great civilization, they had no system of writing.
If it were not for great books, our lives would be much the poorer.
Most people have great disinclinations to get out of bed early, even if they have to.
The cones of the jack pine, for example, do not readily open to release their seeds until they have been subjected to great heat.
Wouldn't it be great if a gender-neutral pronoun for "he" or "she" existed in English?
This drawing is less than great. He needs to do something with the line here at the back of the leg.
We humans have a great way of twisting facts to fit our conclusion as soon as we have made one.
All great men are dead and I am not feeling too well myself.
By the 1750s, all the tribes of the Great Plains had horses.
The small country is making great efforts to keep up with other developing countries.
A nation need not necessarily be powerful to be great.
Being written in great haste, this letter has quite a few mistakes.
General Lee and the Confederate Army lost the great battle.

English word "groot"(great) occurs in sets:

2000 Most Used Dutch Words (1/2)
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3. tall tall


I'm tall.
Do you think I'm too tall?
How tall do you think my daughter will be in three years?
The last to leave was a tall man, with a pale face and smooth, black hair.
What really surprised me most about Tom was how tall he was.
A tall tree hid his house from our view.
Nobody believed Kevin because all he ever told were tall stories.
What about the tall grass you left over by the cellar door?
That's no good! You're tall so you've got to be in the forward defence.
While one of them sped around major parts of the property on the mower, a second made a few sweeps at some tall weeds on the edge of my wife's garden, and the third got into the truck and smoked a cigarette.
Judging by the size of this footprint, I'd say the perp is about six feet tall.
Tall trees catch much wind.
At the moment she saw a tall man with a gun standing in the doorway, she instinctively backed away.
Those brothers are both over 6 feet in height. That's indeed tall.
He was a tall, heavy-looking young man of five-and-twenty. His air was grave and stately, and his manners were very formal.

English word "groot"(tall) occurs in sets:

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