Great view

Here is the description of an “apartment to rent” for gay tourists in the beautiful Jordaan area of Amsterdam. I wish I could live there! One bit of Dunglish stands out from the rest and has to do with “the backside of the apartment”. The moral of this story is don’t translate “achterkant” literally.

(Link: Yuri from

4 Responses to “Great view”

  1. GJ says:

    I especially like “After the entrance, you come in the kitchen”.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good thing there are no letters missing from ‘beatiful canal view’ …

  3. Gwap says:

    Maybe these terms were used to appeal to the intended audience? 😉

  4. Natashka says:

    It’s great stuff in any case 🙂

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