THE TOP TEN PHRASES I USE IN DUTCH IN MY EVERYDAY WORKING LIFE
Nee - No
Niet nu - Not now
Wat is dat in Engels? - What is that in English?
Wil je heb... - Do you want... (literally, "Will you have...")
Heb je een plasje gedaan? - Did you go to the bathroom? (Literally, "Have you done a pee?" damn potty training...)
Dat is (niet) leuk/lief - That is (not) nice/sweet
Ik heb een idee - I have an idea
Voorzichtig - Careful
Bedankt voor de leuke dag - Thanks for the nice day
Goed zo - Well done,Good Job, etc.
So now you can come here and take care of a two year old with no language barrier! OK, maybe I'll do a part two since I did say there were twenty, not 10. But that's at least until next week. Anyway...hooray!
Word of the day - er...see above.