English | Phrases - Personal | SMS and Web

SMS and Web - Short Codes

Zoals ik het begrijp
AIUI (as I understand it)
Used after explaining something from your point of view
Leeftijd, geslacht, woonplaats
ASL (age, sex, location?)
Used when instant messaging to find out a person's age, gender and location
Op dit moment
ATM (at the moment)
Used to mean right now
Ben zo terug
BBL (be back later)
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
Tot ziens
BCNU (be seeing you)
Used when saying goodbye
Geloof het of niet
BION (believe it or not)
Used after mentioning something that is surprising
Ben zo terug
BRB (be right back)
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
Breng je eigen bier
BYOB (bring your own beer)
Used on party invites to let people know they should bring their own alcohol
Tot ziens
CU (see you)
Used when saying goodbye
Zie je later
CUL (see you later)
Used when saying goodbye
Ken ik jou?
DIKU (do I know you?)
Used when you don't recognise the person who has messaged you
Einde bericht
EOM (end of message)
Used as an automated response when a conversation or SMS message ends
Ter informatie
FYI (for your information)
Used when telling someone something that is specific to them or when interjecting upon a preconceived idea someone has
Ik moet gaan
G2G (got to go)
Used when something suddenly comes up and you have to leave the computer
Naar mijn mening
IMO (in my opinion)
Used when giving a personal opinion
Naar mijn bescheiden mening
IMHO (in my humble opinion)
Used when giving a personal opinion
Ik ben je iets schuldig
IOU (I owe you)
Used when someone does something for you and you want to let them know that you owe them a favour
Grapje
J/K (just kidding)
Used after making a joke, which is ambiguous whether or not it is serious
Later
L8R (later)
Used when saying goodbye or when you are not currently free to do something but will do it later on
Ik lach hardop
LOL (laughing out loud)
Used as a reaction when you find something funny
Bemoei je met je eigen zaken
MYOB (mind your own business)
Used when you want to keep something private
Nu even niet
NRN (not right now)
Used when you are not free to do something right away
Oproep tot discussie
RFD (request for discussion)
Used when you want to talk to someone about something
Schrijf terug
TB (text back)
Used at the end of an SMS when you want a reply
Om eerlijk te zijn
TBH (to be honest)
Used to explain or clarify your personal opinion on a subject
Bij voorbaat dank
TIA (thanks in advance)
Used when thanking someone before they have helped you
Bedankt
THX (thanks)
Used when thanking someone
Spreek je later
TTYL (talk to you later)
Used when saying goodbye
Voor jou
4U (for you)
Used when sending something to a particular person