It has been a while that we discussed the issue of writing dank je wel
or dank u wel
as one word or as three separate words. Het dankjewel
is a noun but it looks like it can now also be used as a way to say thank you (see http://www.vandale.nl
Woordenlijst.org: dankjewel (ongespecif.)
Vandale.nl: dank·je·wel (tw.) 1. om iem. die men tutoyeert te bedanken
The official woordenlijst does mention dankjewel
but not dankuwel
does not exist as one word (neither on woordenlijst.org, nor on vandale.nl). It should (still) be written as three separate words. Dankjewel
could be considered correct, although I am quite sure that this is an unresolved issue among experts. The very fact that the word dankuwel
does not exist (yet) is reason enough for me to stick to dank je wel
(instead of dankjewel
) when I want to express my gratitude.
is plainly wrong, my advice is to write dank je wel
as three separate words as well. Until our experts provide us with new guidelines that make more sense.