Town & Country (Philippines) - - LOOKING GLASS -


A Dutch com­pan­ion may say the word “uit­buiken,” roughly trans­lated as “belly out,” af­ter a multi-course meal. It refers to the act of let­ting food set­tle af­ter eat­ing. He may sit on a com­fort­able chair, stretch his legs, and lean back to aid di­ges­tion.


Hear­ing “uit­waaien” from a Dutch­man is a cue to go for a walk and get some fresh air. Known for be­ing health-con­scious, it’s no won­der the Dutch have a spe­cial word for this re­cu­per­a­tive walk. The Nether­lands’ coun­try­side is per­fect for uit­waaien, which means “to walk in the wind.”

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