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Do you know what it means to “Go Dutch?”
Okay, so todays idiom, “To go Dutch.” Is it related to the Dutch people, or the Dutch language?
Well, it may have originated because of the Dutch, but I can’t say for sure.
But, in modern English, the term “To go Dutch” means that when you go somewhere with somebody else,
normally to a restaurant or something like that, if you “Go Dutch”,
it means that you and the other person both pay equal amounts for the bill.
So, as opposed to me paying for everything, we are going to split the bill and we’ll each pay for part of it.
In some cases, you may “Go Dutch” and each person pays for what they order.
But the important thing is that both parties or both people are paying part of the bill.
There is no one person, paying for everything.
So, it’s an attempt to make things fair or even, when paying for something, as I said,
usually at a restaurant. And a lot of the time it even could be for a date.
If a guy asks a girl out on a date and they go to a restaurant, if they “Go Dutch” then the man does not pay for the woman.
The man pays his part, or he pays half and the woman pays for her part or for half.
So, that is “Going Dutch.”
Now I’ll give you a couple of example sentences:
“In America, it’s not very common to ‘Go Dutch’ on a date.”
“I don’t know where the term ‘To go Dutch’ came from.
Maybe it’s because the Dutch people didn’t like spending money in the past, but I don’t know.”
All right, so there’s the phrase “To go Dutch.”
I hope that you learned something new, and that now you’ll understand this term when you’re using your English.
I hoped you liked the video.
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