op zich

Do we buy our train tickets 'in' or 'op' the station? Do we ask 'voor' or 'om' informatie?
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op zich

Post by mercik7 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:36 pm


I would like to ask for the explaination of expression (?) 'op zich'
I hear it very often and even if I can get more or less what is its function, I'm still not sure....
examples are welcome:)


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Re: op zich

Post by Bert » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:27 pm

'op zich' ~ 'in itself', 'on its own'
Op zich wel een goed idee, maar ... ~ A good idea in itself, but ...

'op zich wachten' ~ 'to wait on itself'
De regen laat niet meer op zich wachten. ~ The rain waits no longer on itself.

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