Dutch | Phrases - Personal | SMS and Web

SMS and Web - Short Codes

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