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Nat Koles
what's the difference? Hey guys! Is there any difference between het bedrijf and de zaak,het werk and de baan?
Thanx!
Mar 17, 2018 2:03 PM
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Hi Nat! "Bedrijf", "zaak" and "werk" can all be used to indicate the place where you work.

"Bedrijf" works the same as "company" in English.
- Ik werk al 15 jaren bij hetzelfde bedrijf.  (I've been working for 15 years at the same company)

You can use "Werk" the same as "work" in English.
- Ik moet om 8 uur op mijn werk zijn. (I have to be at work at 8 o'clock) (noun)
- Ik werk het liefst in the ochtend. (I prefer to work in the morning) (verb)


When I think about the word "zaak", I mostly think about companies where they do manual work, like a car repair shop. My father repairs cars and used to always refer to his place of work as "de zaak".

"Baan" is the same as "job" in English.
- Ik heb een baan nodig! (I need a job!)

March 18, 2018
Thanx, Wanda! It's clear now!)
March 18, 2018
Nat Koles
Language Skills
Dutch, English, Russian, Spanish
Learning Language
Dutch