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Housekeeping

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Social Services
Van Dalecollege
Naamsestraat 80
3000 Leuven
016 32 44 36
fax 016 32 43 84
internationalstudents@dsv.kuleuven.be
www.kuleuven.be/socialservices

September 2006

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Table of Contents

Water 2
How to use the toilet 3
Washing 4
Housecleaning 6
Heating 8
Refrigerator 8
Consumption of electric power 9
Cooking & cleaning up 10
Sorting and selecting waste 13
Shopping 16
Second-hand shops 17
Vocabulary 18
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Water

 WATER-SAVING TIPS It is not necessary to use warm water


when doing the housecleaning.
Water from the tap is, in general, On the other hand, the use of warm
excellent drinking water. water is recommended in case of
Apart from that, it is much cheaper stubborn dirt.
than bottled water. If the water is not
cool enough to drink, fill a bottle, When you fill a bathtub, use as much
add a piece of lemon and put this in water as when you take three showers.
the fridge.
Use the washing machine only when
you have enough clothes to fill up
three quarters of its capacity.

A dripping tap may cause a daily loss


of water equivalent to 250 litres.
Report leaking taps to the landlord.

When doing the washing-up or when


washing clothes, some people let
the tap run for 30 minutes.
Calculating an average of 5 litres of
water per minute, this amounts to
150 litres of warm water in 30 minutes.
This costs about €1.12 (100 litres of
warm water cost more or less €0.75).
However, a basin filled with 20 litres of
warm water costs only €0.15.
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How to use the toilet

Bathroom hygiene is of the utmost


importance.

 TOILET RULES AND REGULATIONS:

• In general, use the toilet by


sitting on it.
• Males should put up the seat
when they urinate and put the seat
back down when they leave.
• Always flush the toilet after use.
• Make sure that the toilet seat
is clean when you leave.
• Use the toilet brush when necessary.
• The jet of water is strong enough
to flush paper out of the toilet.
Flushing tampons and sanitary napkins
will, however, block the toilet.
Please use the bin for these.
• It is important to avoid blocking
the toilet: only very expensive
specialists can clear the pipes.
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Washing

 PRICES
LAUNDRIES
& DRY CLEANERS €3.40 or more for 4.5 kg of laundry
€6.40 or more for 11 kg of laundry
• ATOMIC BLAUWE HOEK €0.20 or more for 4 minutes drying
Brusselsestraat 214/7, Leuven
• CARO CLEANING In some laundries, you have to put
Diestsesteenweg 301, Kessel-Lo a coin in the machines. These laundries
• DE LELIE have automatic coin-machines.
M. Van Belstraat 7, Leuven
• DE WASHOEK NAAMSEPOORT
Tervuursevest 12, Leuven  CHOOSING A WASHING
• ECO PRESS PROGRAMME
Tiensestraat 4, Leuven
Tiensesteenweg 434, Leuven In general, laundries have their own
• KESSELSE WASSERIJ washing powders for sale in vending
Platte Lostraat 278, Kessel-Lo machines. You can, however, also
• NIEUWKUIS KATLEEN bring your own powder:
Tervuursesteenweg 185, • Washing powders: for instance,
Heverlee Ecover, Ariel, Le chat, Coral, Dreft,
• PRESSING no. 1 Persil, Dash, Omo, Dixan, Tandil, Una
L. Melsenstraat 4, Leuven • Washing softener: for instance,
• QUICK SHOP Ecover, Soupline, Lenor, Friss,
Diestsestraat 224, Leuven Robijn, Silan, Fee
• STREA NET
Tervuursesteenweg 187, - 90° or 95° (60° is also possible)
Heverlee White and colour-fast fabrics (cotton,
• TAPOLINO linen): bed sheets, pillowcases,
Slachthuislaan 1, Leuven underwear, towels. Most of the time
• WASSALON ’T POEDERKE you can wash them at 60°, except
Vesaliusstraat 16, Leuven when your clothes are very dirty.
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- 60°
Light-coloured cotton or linen and/
or synthetic fabrics. Shirts, blouses,
pyjamas, etc.
- 30° or 40°
Dark-coloured cotton or linen and/
or synthetic fabrics. Jeans, corduroy
trousers, multi-coloured shirts, etc.
- Hand wash
Nylon stockings, silk scarves, wool.

 HOW TO USE A WASHING MACHINE in the tray of the first wash and 1 1/2 cup
in the other one. The use of softener is
Put the clothes in the machine, close recommended if you want your clothes to
the door of the machine, and then select smell nice, although this is not absolutely
the programme you need: 90°, 60° or necessary. Finally, insert a coin and
30°/40° (following the above instructions). the machine will start immediately.
Pour some powder in the plastic tray of
the machine; usually there are 3 trays:
one is for the pre-wash, one for the main  HOW TO WASH BY HAND
wash, and one (the small one) for the
softener at the end of the programme. Cover the garments with tepid water.
The bags that are sold in the laundries Add some washing powder. Squeeze
contain one complete programme. softly: never wring or rub. Rinse until
Divide the bag over the first and second the water is clear; add a little vinegar
tray. If you have your own powder, pour (1 soup spoon) to the last rinse water.
the content of about 1 small coffee-cup This softens the fabric and fixes
the colour. Remove most of the water
by squeezing softly.
Put them in the spin cycle of
the washing machine for a few minutes.
Otherwise, roll each garment in
a towel and pat so that the towel
absorbs the water.
Dry the wet garment flat on a towel.
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Housecleaning

 Glass: windows, glass doors, mirrors  Porcelain, enamel: WC, bathtub,


Wash with a sponge and water shower, stove
if necessary, use a small amount Wash with a cloth, water, and Cif,
of vinegar or ammonia, wipe, dry with Vim, Ajax, or Twido spray (Aldi).
a chamois cloth, and polish with
newspapers sheets.  Wood, fireboard: furniture,
wooden floors
 Stainless steel, aluminium window- Remove dust with a cloth or mop
frames, chrome-plated chairs, (for floors), wax parquet.
draining-boards Never use water!
Wash with a sponge and water
if necessary use a small amount of  Stones: tiles, skirting-board,
vinegar or ammonia; dry with a chamois window-sills
cloth. If you use a product, it is better Brush, swab or sweep the dust with
not to use Vim (it scratches the surface). a mop. Stone floors may be scrubbed
You can use Cif, or Chemico. You may with Mr. Proper, Brown soap, Una
polish with newspaper sheets for an detergent, or Twido Floor soap (Aldi).
extra shine. Do not use dishwashing detergent.

 Plastic: tables, draining boards,  Linoleum floors


painted window-frames, imitation They can be cleaned in the same
leather manner as stone floors, but avoid
Wash with a cloth and a small amount using too much water.
of product such as “Twido allesreiniger”
(Aldi), Mir, or Mr. Proper.  Carpets
St. Marc Fluid or Spic& Span are more Vacuum very regularly and replace
concentrated, and are good for dirty the dust-bag inside when it is full.
window frames. Now and then you can use special dry
shampoo (e.g. Sapur, Vanish) for
carpets. A machine can be rented from
Super GB-Brico. (tel. 016 46 33 03)
You can use “Subsed” - a shampoo
that you can buy at GB-Brico.
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 Radiators  Taps
Dust can be removed by means of a Your taps may become difficult to open
special, narrow brush. If the radiators or close because of the accumulation
don’t produce enough heat, this may of scale inside them. In this case,
be due to the presence of air in the a cloth soaked in warm vinegar
water line. You need to let the air out wrapped around the tap is very
regularly, which can be done with effective.
a special key.
 Hotplates
 WC Due to boiling over, the hotplates
Clean regularly with normal detergent. may become very dirty; wash with
You can prevent the accumulation of water and a small amount of
scale (chalky deposit from lime in hard dishwashing detergent. Do not scrub!
water) by using a special WC cleaner:
Harpic, WC-Liquid, Glorix, or WC-gel  Refrigerator
Clinair (Aldi). You have to defrost the fridge for
regular cleaning: remove the plug and
wash with water and a small amount
of vinegar or dishwashing detergent.
Do not chip off ice with a sharp knife;
this will damage the refrigerator.
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Heating Refrigerator

There must be enough space around Close the door of the fridge as soon as
the radiators so that air can circulate possible to avoid formation of ice.
freely. Therefore, do not place any Defrost the fridge regularly: 2 millimetres of
furniture immediately in front of the ice along the sides of the fridge means
radiator. an over-consumption of 10%.

Do not use the radiators to dry wet


clothes; apart from causing a loss of
energy, the radiators get rusty.

The room should be aired every day.


It is better to air the rooms by opening
all the windows for a few minutes than
leaving only one open for a long time.

Temperature: it is sufficient to keep your


living room at 20°C and your bedrooms
at 15°C. A simple thermometer will help
you control the temperature.

Leave enough space around the fridge


so that the air can freely circulate.
The ideal temperature in the fridge is 5°C.
A lower temperature is not necessary and
uses up more energy.
Allow warm food to cool off before putting
it in the fridge.
Remove the dust accumulated at the back
of the fridge (where the heat is released)
every few days.
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Consumption of electric power

1KWH = 1000 Watt during one hour.


The power in watts is indicated on the appliances.
1 KWH = approximately €0.16.

Appliance Power in Watts Consumption Average consumption


in KWH/ year

Electric shaver 10 0.3 35 min/week


Record-player 10 1.8 3.30 hrs/week
Radio 10 7.3 14 hrs/week
Toaster 1000 13.5 15 min/week
Hairdryer 600 14 30 min/week
Kitchen ventilator 100 18.2 3.30 hrs/week
Iron 1000 52 1 hr/week
Coffee machine 800 40 7 l/week
Television 100 110 21 hrs/week
Washing-machine 3000 210 twice a week
Lighting 1000 250 3 light bulbs 4 hrs/day
Refrigerator 250 550 Continuously
Electric stove 10000 1200 2 hot plates 40 min/day
Heating 15000 12000 8 months/year
Vacuum cleaner 800 35 50 min/week
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Cooking & Cleaning up

 GAS STOVES  ELECTRIC STOVES

Use only pans or pots with flat bottom. The pots and pans must have a thick, flat
To ensure maximum burner efficiency, bottom and must be as large or larger, in
it is strongly recommended that you diameter, as the hotplate. This has two
use only pots and pans with a bottom advantages: the warmth of the hotplate
fitting the size of the burner used, so goes directly to the pot and there is no
that the flame will not spread beyond loss of energy. Secondly, you avoid
the bottom of the vessel. It is also damaging the hotplates through over-
advisable, as soon as a liquid starts boiling and overheating.
boiling, to turn down the flame so that
it will barely keep the liquid simmering. Use a little bit of water when cooking.
Cooking with gas is quicker but there Cover the pan carefully to avoid any
is more chance of burning and over- loss of steam, which means loss of
boiling. energy.

Always turn the flame down or put Electric stoves take a long time to heat
it out before taking the pans off up, and they are slow in cooling down.
the burner. When you cook potatoes or noodles,
you can turn off the stove 5 to 10
Cleaning: Wash the enamelled minutes before the end of the cooking
components with warm soapy water. time. The hotplate will remain warm
Never use abrasive cleaners. Frequently enough for some time after the stove
wash the “caps” and the “crowns” with has been turned off.
hot soapy water, carefully taking away
any built-up of food. Carefully wash the Cleaning: After removing all the
stainless steel components with water, remains of food, wash with warm water
and then wipe them dry with a soft and dishwashing detergent (Per, Dreft,
cloth. If the marks are particularly Una, or dishwashing detergent with
difficult to remove, use common non- lemon). You should start by washing
abrasive cleaners or specific products. the least dirty things: first the glasses,
Never use steel-wool pads or acids. then the dishes and cutlery, and finally
the pots and pans.
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 VITRO-CERAMIC STOVES

Pans and casseroles must be designed Sand from vegetables or salt under
for use with electric hobs. Use pans the pans will scratch the glass surface.
with flat basses that have good surface Spilled sugar, over-boiled jelly, and so
contact with the cooking zone surface. on, can damage the glass surface.
Never put products direct on
the glass surface; always use pots or Never put plastic utensils on the cooking
casseroles. surface when it is hot, and never leave
an empty container on a heating zone.
Use a pan of the right size. The diameter
of the base must be as big as, or Cleaning: Soak the area to be cleaned
bigger than the cooking zone surface with hot water, use the rough side of
area marked on the ceramic plate. a cleaning sponge (never a abrasive-
backed sponge), and then wipe clean.
When cooking, never use aluminium foil
and never place products wrapped in
aluminium foil or products deep-frozen
in aluminium packs on the hob.
The aluminium will melt and damage
your appliance irreparably.

Avoid any careless contact with


containers, etc.: the glass surface is
highly resistant but not unbreakable.
Avoid rubbing with containers as in
time this will deteriorate the markings
on your glass surface.
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 MICROWAVE

The microwave is basically used to warm Don’t prepare unshelled eggs or unpeeled
up food. It can also be used to prepare potatoes in the microwave. You may not
small portions of fresh vegetables. use the microwave to heat oil, grease, or
Cut meats and vegetables in uniform alcohol.
sizes to make sure that they cook evenly.
When you warm up a baby bottle, shake
Before using a microwave, you have the bottle when it is ready. Always ensure
to read the manual carefully. that the contents of the bottle are not too
warm for the baby!
Don’t turn on the microwave when it is
empty, because this can cause damage. Cleaning: frequently wash the inside of
the microwave with warm soapy water.
Don’t use metal utensils in the micro- Never use abrasive cleaners. If any
wave, only utensils explicitly intended built-up food is particularly difficult to
for microwave use. remove, use common non-abrasive
cleaners or specific products. Never
Never put clothing in the microwave use steel-wool pads or acids.
it can catch fire.
Non-abrasive cleaners: cleaning sponges,
Remove the aluminium dish from cream (Dreft, Friss, Fer, Ecover, etc.)
the instant meal and put the instant Abrasive cleaners: Cif, Bref, Chemico,
meal in another container when you put Ajax, Vim, Casa (Aldi)
it in the microwave.
WARNING! Cleaning products should
Hermetically-sealed food can explode in not be stored together with food.
the microwave. The top must be loose They must be kept out of reach of
on the container, and poke holes in any children. In case of an accident:
plastic wrap covering the container so immediately call the ANTI-POISON
the steam can escape. CENTER in Brussels, tel. 070 245 245.
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Sorting and selection of waste

 WASTE MANAGEMENT Never allowed: butter tubs, yoghurt


cups, plastic bags, plastic objects,
We produce waste every day. The cost aluminium foil, badly-rinsed drink
of processing 1 kilogram of waste is containers.
estimated at €0.20. A full bag of 10 kg
thus costs the community about €2.00, Green GFT bag (or green containers
but the individual can reduce these in Heverlee and Kessel-Lo)
costs. If you produce a lot of waste, All organic waste: fruit and vegetable
you have to pay for it. You can reduce peels, tea bags, eggshells, coffee,
your waste by buying fewer packages, plants, food leftovers, etc.
by using glass bottles instead of plastic
ones, etc. Brown bag
All household garbage that is not paper,
 THE WASTE SELECTION RULES cardboard, glass, organic waste, or PMD
IN LEUVEN
Exceptions
Leuven has a system of selective waste Paper and cardboard are also collected,
collection. Each different type has to be but there is no special bag. You can put
put in a special bag. These bags can be them in a cardboard box. There are
purchased at various shops (please only special containers for glass (one for
use the official bags; other bags will be white glass and one for coloured glass)
refused by the collectors and misuse can available all over town. Ask your
be punished). The garbage bags have neighbour to direct you to the nearest
different colours, and each colour stands container. Not allowed: light bulbs or
for a different kind of waste: flat glass (for instance from a window).
KGA (Small Dangerous Waste):
Blue PMD bag Most students have quite a lot of
P: empty plastic bottles and flasks from materials that are dangerous if dumped
drinks and bathing / cleaning products or burned, possibly leading to soil
(liquids) contamination. Batteries of any kind
M: metal packaging. Cans, aluminium can be brought to supermarkets and
plates, metal caps, lids, and tops deposited in the green box for batteries.
D: drink cartons
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Expired or unused medication is welcome  HOW TO CO-OPERATE IN


in any pharmacy (but please remove the THE PREVENTION OF WASTE
paper from the box). All other KGA such
as packaging or leftovers of cleaning Although both preventing and sorting
products, cosmetics/ body products, waste are important, it’s certainly better
writing materials, oil etc., can be taken to prevent it. Here are some
to one of the two collection points: one in suggestions for prevention:
Leuven and one in the WAAG (in front of
Alma 3). 1. Buy products packed in glass.
Putting glass in glass containers is
Waste collection free; to dispose of plastic bottles, you
A calendar is distributed by the city to let must buy a blue PMD bag. Besides,
you know when the various types of glass recycling is true recycling. Drink
waste are collected on your street. If you cartons (tetra-pack) are meant to be
don’t have a (free) calendar in your house, down-cycled, not recycled, which
you can contact the advisors for means that these packages are not
environment (see below). re-used, but re-made into insulation
They also offer English translations of material or drain-pipes, materials of
this calendar. To help you in sorting less value.
your waste, there is also an alphabetical 2. If possible, buy returnable bottles
waste-sorting guide. (mineral and sparkling water,
If you try to reduce daily waste, you will refreshments, milk, juices). You pay
need to buy fewer garbage bags and a deposit for the bottle, but the money
thus save money. And if you sort your is returned when you bring the bottles
waste, it costs you less because the back.
green and blue bags cost less. 3. Buy recycled unbleached paper.
1 ton of paper = 17 trees. When you
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use recycled paper less trees are to train connections and prices, bicycle
cut down. Look for the safety, participation in students housing
environmentally-friendly labels. and so on, at the advisors for
4. Buy fresh vegetables instead of tins; kotculture, environment and mobility.
don’t buy excessively packed Not only do they offer information, but
products. Packaging in most of they also serve as an incubator for new
the cases is plastic, which is not projects and experiments in the area of
really recyclable. sustainability and participation.
5. Do not use the plastic shopping
bags from shops or supermarkets; When you start to sort and select
use a textile shopping bag or re-use waste for the first time, it might seem
other bags. Most shops also offer complicated. Written explanations may
you empty cardboard boxes. not be enough for you. If you prefer,
6. If you want to stop the daily stream we can also come to your house and
of advertisements and promotional explain the basics. We also try to
magazines in your post box, just put encourage people to think about the
a sticker (“please no advertising, only consequences of their actions when
information”) on your mailbox. These water and energy are at stake. This too
stickers are available by the advisors may be new to you. If you want to reduce
for environment (see below) and at your water or electricity bill, just call us.
the office (City Shop, Waversebaan 66
in Heverlee) where garbage bags are Do you want to see more of Belgium
sold. then merely Leuven? Don’t know how
to get somewhere? We’ll help you find
You can also save energy, electricity the easiest an cheapest way! In town,
and water by changing little things. the cheapest way of travelling is by
There are some suggestions in this bike. All information on renting a bike
Housekeeping Tips brochure. When is available at www.velo.be.
you buy ecological “green” products
(like bio-degradable washing soaps and WHERE CAN YOU FIND US:
powders), you contribute to a better and Heverlee: Studentenwijk Arenberg 10
sustainable environment. Good luck! (the WAAG), 3001 Heverlee.
Tel. 016 32 93 01 and 02.
 ADVISORS FOR KOTCULTURE, Fax. 016 32 92 99. You can mail us
ENVIRONMENT AND MOBILITY at duurzaamheid@dsv.kuleuven.be
and maybe you can find an answer
You can ask questions and find to your questions at
answers concerning the prevention and www.kuleuven.be/transportation and
sorting of waste, saving energy, water www.kuleuven.be/english/living/
use, composting, transport, bus and environment.htm .
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Shopping

In general, shops are open from 10 a.m. • LIDL


until 6 p.m., except on Sundays. Minckelerstraat 116, Leuven
Supermarkets are usually open until 8 p.m. • MATCH
There are some late-night shops that are Bondgenotenlaan 58, Leuven
open until midnight. Stores normally close • SPAR
one day a week. Bakeries are normally Brusselsestraat 124, Leuven
open on Sundays. Naamsesteenweg 380, Leuven
On Fridays there is a market in Leuven, on Diestsesteenweg 199, Kessel-Lo
Sundays in Heverlee, and on Wednesdays Wilselsesteenweg 115, Kessel-Lo
in Kessel-Lo. • SUPER GB
Tervuursevest 113, Leuven
Koning Albertlaan 147, Kessel-Lo
 SUPERMARKETS • UNIC
• ALDI (super cheap) Brusselsestraat 139, Leuven
J. P. Minckelersstraat 60 A, Leuven
Weldadigheidsstraat 58, Leuven  MAIN STORES
• CARREFOUR • BLOKKER
Tiensesteenweg, Korbeek-Lo Bondgenotenlaan 60, Leuven
(4 km from Leuven, • C&A
direction Tienen, bus nr. 380) Bondgenotenlaan 164, Leuven
• COLRUYT • DI
Lombardenstraat 2, Leuven Brusselsestraat 25, Leuven
Groenveldstraat 71, Heverlee • HEMA
Tiensesteenweg 237, Kessel-Lo Parijsstraat 2, Leuven
• DELHAIZE • H&M
Diestsesteenweg 545, Kessel-Lo Bondgenotenlaan 69, Leuven
Tervuursevest 19, Heverlee Diestsestraat 44, Leuven
Brusselsestraat 31, Leuven • INNO
• GB EXPRESS Diestsestraat 67, Leuven
Tiensevest 10, Leuven • KRUIDVAT
Brusselsestraat 60, Leuven Diestsestraat 53, Leuven
Bondgenotenlaan 60, Leuven
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• WIBRA  SECOND-HAND SHOPS


Bondgenotenlaan 74, Leuven • CYAANKALI
(very cheap for clothing and Diestsestraat 217, Leuven,
household utensils) 016 22 74 30
• ZARA • DE KAPSTOK
Bondgenotenlaan 75, Leuven Mechelsestraat 32, Leuven,
016 20 76 72
• ECO SHOP
There is a cluster of cheap Kolonel Begaultlaan 9, Leuven,
shops outside of town on 016 23 64 14
the Tiensesteenweg in Korbeek-Lo • KRINGWINKEL SPIT
(4 km from Leuven, direction Ijzerenmolenstraat 10-12,
Tienen), 1 km from Carrefour Heverlee, 016 65 29 57
(bus nr. 380). Prices there are • RAWETTE
usually lower than in supermarkets. Parijsstraat 53-55, Leuven,
Brantano: shoes, Superconfex: 016 20 11 45
clothing for men, women and • ’T PAND
children, Covee: frozen food, Tiensestraat 255, 016 23 28 65
Leenbakker: furniture, bedding, • YACOUT INT BVBA
curtains, C&A: clothing for men, Tervuursevest 324, Leuven,
women and children, JBC: clothing 016 50 39 11
for men, women and children. • YOUNG DOLFHINS
TIP: If you need bedding, quilt is Dirk Boutslaan 8, Leuven,
cheaper - and warmer - than 016 20 20 35
blankets.
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Vocabulary

- English - cauliflower - fridge


Dutch bloemkool koelkast
- Celery, celeriac - glass
- all-purpose cleaner or selder, knolselder glas
detergent - cheese shop - good afternoon
allesreiniger kaasboer goede middag
- ammonia - chicken - good evening
ammoniak kip goede avond
- asparagus - chicory - good morning
asperge witlof goede morgen
- avocado - cloth - goodbye
avocado doek tot ziens or dag
- baker - coffee machine - greengrocer
bakker koffiezetapparaat (fruits and vegetables)
- basin - courgette (zucchini) groentenboer
kom courgette - hairdryer
- beef - cucumber haardroger
rundvlees komkommer - handkerchief
- beetroot - corduroy trousers zakdoek
rode biet fluwelen broek - horsemeat
- bicycle repair shop - curly kale paardenvlees
fietsenmaker boerenkool - I am sorry (I regret…)
- bicycle shop - cutlery het spijt me
fietsenwinkel bestek - iron
- bleaching powder - do you speak English? strijkijzer
bleekmiddel spreekt u Engels? - ironmonger or
- blouse - dry shampoo (for carpets) hardware store
blouse tapijtshampoo ijzerwaren
- bookshop - duster - lamb
boekwinkel stofdoek lamsvlees
- bottle - electric shaver - leek
fles electrisch scheerapparaat prei
- broccoli - endive - lettuce
broccoli andijvie sla
- brown soap - fabric softener - light bulb
bruine zeep wasverzachter lamp
- brush - fennel - mop
borstel venkel mop
- Brussels sprouts - fish shop - mushroom
spruitjes visboer champignon
- butcher (meat shop) - flower shop - mutton
slager bloemist schapenvlees
- cabbage - fluid soap - nylon stockings
kool vloeibare zeep nylon kousen
- carrot - food - onion
wortel voedingsartikel ui
- carrots and onions - French bean - pan
peen en uien sperzieboon pan
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- pillowcase - spinach - asperge


kussensloop spinazie asparagus
- please - sponge - avocado
alstublieft (this is also used spons avocado
any time one hands - spring cabbage - bakker
something over to another spitskool baker
person) - stockings - bestek
- pork kousen cutlery
varkensvlees - television - bleekmiddel
- pot televisie bleaching powder
pan, kookpan - thank you - bloemist
- powder shampoo dank u wel flower shop
poedershampoo - toaster - bloemkool
- product broodrooster cauliflower
produkt - toilet cleaner - blouse
- pumpkin toiletreiniger blouse
pompoen - tomato - boekwinkel
- purslane tomaat bookshop
postelein - towel - boerenkool
- pyjamas handdoek curly kale
pyama - trousers - borstel
- rabbit broek brush
konijn - turkey - broccoli
- radio kalkoen broccoli
radio - underwear - broodrooster
- record player ondergoed toaster
platenspeler - vacuum cleaner - bruine zeep
- red radish stofzuiger brown soap
radijs - vinegar - champignon
- rhubarb azijn mushroom
rabarber - washing machine - courgette
- salad wasmachine courgette (zucchini)
salade - washing powder - dank u wel
- sauerkraut waspoeder thank you
zuurkool - white cabbage - doek
- scarf witte kool cloth
sjaal - yes / no - electrisch scheerapparaat
- scrubbing detergent ja / nee electric shaver
schuurmiddel - fietsenmaker
- shammy, chamois bicycle repair shop
zeemvel - Dutch - fietsenwinkel
- sheets English bicycle shop
lakens - fles
- shirt - allesreiniger bottle
hemd all-purpose cleaner or - fluwelen broek
- small grocery shop detergent corduroy trousers
kruidenier - alstublieft - glas
- soap please (this is also used any glass
zeep time one hands something - goede avond
- socks over to another person) good evening
sokken - ammoniak - goede middag
- sorry (pardon me) ammonia good afternoon
pardon - andijvie - goede morgen
endive good morning
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- groentenboer - pan - spreekt u Engels?


green grocer (fruits and pan do you speak English?
vegetables) - pardon - spruitjes
- haardroger sorry (pardon me) Brussels sprouts
hair dryer - peen en uien - stofdoek
- handdoek carrots and onions duster
towel - platenspeler - stofzuiger
- hemd record player vacuum cleaner
shirt - poedershampoo - strijkijzer
- het spijt me powder shampoo iron
I am sorry - pompoen - tapijtshampoo
- ijzerwaren pumpkin dry shampoo (for carpets)
iron monger or hardware store - postelein - televisie
- ja/ nee purslane television
yes/no - prei - dank u wel
- kaasboer leek thank you
cheese shop - produkt - toiletreiniger
- kalkoen product toilet cleaner
turkey - pyama - tomaat
- kip pyjamas tomato
chicken - rabarber - tot ziens or dag
- koelkast rhubarb goodbye
fridge - radijs - ui
- koffiezetapparaat red radish onion
coffee machine - radio - varkensvlees
- kom radio pork
basin - rode biet - venkel
- komkommer beetroot fennel
cucumber - rundvlees - visboer
- konijn beef fish shop
rabbit - salade - vloeibare zeep
- kool salad fluid soap
cabbage - schapenvlees - voedingsartikel
- kousen mutton food
stockings - schuurmiddel - wasmachine
- kruidenier scrubbing detergent washing machine
small grocery shop - selder, knolselder - waspoeder
- kussensloop celery, celeriac washing powder
pillow-case - sjaal - wasverzachter
- lakens scarf fabric softener
sheets - sla - witlof
- lamp lettuce chicory
light bulb - slager - witte kool
- lamsvlees butcher (meat shop) white cabbage
lamb - sokken - wortel
- mop socks carrot
mop - sperzieboon - zakdoek
- nylon kousen French bean handkerchief
nylon stockings - spinazie - zeemvel
- ondergoed spinach shammy, chamois
underwear - spitskool - zeep
- paardenvlees spring cabbage soap
horsemeat - spons - zuurkool
sponge sauerkraut
Social Services
Van Dalecollege
Naamsestraat 80, 3000 Leuven
t 016 32 44 36, f 016 32 43 84
internationalstudents@dsv.kuleuven.be
www.kuleuven.be/socialservices

The Social Service of K.U.Leuven's Student


Services works together with the social services
for the students of KHLeuven (Lens),
Groep T (Inter S) and
the Lemmens Institute (SoVoLem).