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vreemde eend in de bijt

English translation: a stranger in our midst

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09:20 Sep 8, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: vreemde eend in de bijt
In Dutch this means something that is not normal or, in other words, abnormal / divergent. It is a Dutch saying and the translation to English is required
Armand van den Bos
English translation:a stranger in our midst
Explanation:
wat je ook kan zeggen is : the odd man out
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Astrid Geeraerts
Local time: 12:13
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Summary of answers provided
naa stranger in our midst
Astrid Geeraerts
naodd one outAnja Lodge
naintruder, stranger or outsider
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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26 mins
intruder, stranger or outsider


Explanation:
Depending on the context, 'vreemde eend in de bijt' reads as follows in English: stranger, intruder or outsider

It indeed refers to someone strange, not belonging to e.g. the same group

Wolters' Woordenboeken (Dutch-English)


Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 12:13
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
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3 hrs
odd one out


Explanation:
Van Dale Dutch > English gives in addition to the terms in the first answer also "odd one out". I personally think that this comes closest to the Dutch.


    Van Dale Dutch > English
Anja Lodge
PRO pts in pair: 48

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2 days 15 hrs
a stranger in our midst


Explanation:
wat je ook kan zeggen is : the odd man out


    van Dale N-E
Astrid Geeraerts
Local time: 12:13
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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