New Vonk Article: "Dutch Student Culture 101: 'Borrel' for DUMMIES"
Pretty much the only word of Dutch on which everyone agrees on that it cannot be translated into English, is the beautiful ‘borrel’. It is a mysterious term with which almost every (Dutch) student has a positive association. For fresh first-year students or our international students that want to learn the Dutch culture, there is a lot of unclarities and questions: How the %&$! do I pronounce it? ‘Borrel’ can be described as in the International Phonetic Alphabet as [bˈɒɹə͡l], although I doubt that will be of much help to you.
To read the full article, go to https://vonk.scintilla.utwente.nl/post/2022/borrel-for-dummies/.