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Random questions about Belgium

So I'm back. Few things we didn't get/couldn't translate.

Te Koop = for sale?

Te Huur = ?

What's the white flage with the weird red shape on it?

What's the yellow flag with the black dragon on it?

What's the flag with I think yellow, blue and red which looked like a red sun with light blue and yellow rays coming off it?

Does Halloween go on for a week in Belgium, or is it held a week later, or do you guys use pumpkins with faces cut out of them as lamps and torches? Because they were everywhere. People carrying them around, they were in house windows and shop windows.

Are there any products with just french or just flemmish on them? Always tonnes of writing in 2 languages on all the products.

What's the brandname with the logo of a priest/bishop on it. We were given loads of chocolate and biscuits with it on, is ita welknown brand?

We were given chocolate every morning for breakfast - is that because we were tourists...?!

Are there any Belgians in Ypres? Or were they all indoors...

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te huur : for rent

white flag with the cock: the flag of wallonie
yellow flag with lion: the flemish flag
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Re: Random questions about Belgium

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1.What's the flag with I think yellow, blue and red which looked like a red sun with light blue and yellow rays coming off it?

2.Does Halloween go on for a week in Belgium, or is it held a week later, or do you guys use pumpkins with faces cut out of them as lamps and torches? Because they were everywhere. People carrying them around, they were in house windows and shop windows.

3.Are there any products with just french or just flemmish on them? Always tonnes of writing in 2 languages on all the products.

4.What's the brandname with the logo of a priest/bishop on it. We were given loads of chocolate and biscuits with it on, is ita welknown brand?

5.We were given chocolate every morning for breakfast - is that because we were tourists...?!

6.Are there any Belgians in Ypres? Or were they all indoors...

Thanks.
1. no idea
2. They try to make Halloween popular here, but not much succes yet
3. normally most is in french, dutch, english and german!!! Not many things are in just one language..may be handmade stuff
4. I have no idea
5. Yeah some people do, it's not a typical belgian breakfast, don't know if that even exists!
6. of course lol
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Re: Random questions about Belgium

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So I'm back. Few things we didn't get/couldn't translate.

Te Koop = for sale?

Te Huur = ?

What's the white flage with the weird red shape on it?

What's the yellow flag with the black dragon on it?

What's the flag with I think yellow, blue and red which looked like a red sun with light blue and yellow rays coming off it?

Does Halloween go on for a week in Belgium, or is it held a week later, or do you guys use pumpkins with faces cut out of them as lamps and torches? Because they were everywhere. People carrying them around, they were in house windows and shop windows.

Are there any products with just french or just flemmish on them? Always tonnes of writing in 2 languages on all the products.

What's the brandname with the logo of a priest/bishop on it. We were given loads of chocolate and biscuits with it on, is ita welknown brand?

We were given chocolate every morning for breakfast - is that because we were tourists...?!

lol i only get it when i'm good all week

Are there any Belgians in Ypres? Or were they all indoors...

Thanks.
Te huur = for rent

What's the white flage with the weird red shape on it?
Is the recd thing a coq? Than it's the flage of the French part of Belgium => Wallonië

What's the yellow flag with the black dragon on it? Flage of the Flemisch part => Flanders

What's the flag with I think yellow, blue and red which looked like a red sun with light blue and yellow rays coming off it?


Does Halloween go on for a week in Belgium, or is it held a week later, or do you guys use pumpkins with faces cut out of them as lamps and torches? Because they were everywhere. People carrying them around, they were in house windows and shop windows.
Several shops have pumpkins all week long but i don't think that we cellebrate it really. It's getting more popular every year and yess soms people use pumpkins

Are there any products with just french or just flemmish on them? Always tonnes of writing in 2 languages on all the products.
Al the ingredients are most of the time in dutch and french (if that is what you ment??)


What's the brandname with the logo of a priest/bishop on it. We were given loads of chocolate and biscuits with it on, is ita welknown brand?

We were given chocolate every morning for breakfast - is that because we were tourists...?!
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Are there any Belgians in Ypres? Or were they all indoors...
lol they were all to Bellewaerde (amusement park in Ypres )

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Thanks guys, although I'm upset they didn't take us to that amusement park.

Did I mean Dutch - I have absolutely no idea, but probably yes on second thoughts

There were just a few different people walking at night with lit pumpkins, but this was about 12th November ... which was a little strange.

I'll try and find a picture of the flag. But the Wallonië coq was more a red line going downwards with two horizontal ...

Is that the Walloon flag? Definately wasn't that. More like a weird back-to-front Swiss flag.

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Thanks guys, although I'm upset they didn't take us to that amusement park.

Did I mean Dutch - I have absolutely no idea, but probably yes on second thoughts

There were just a few different people walking at night with lit pumpkins, but this was about 12th November ... which was a little strange.

I'll try and find a picture of the flag. But the Wallonië coq was more a red line going downwards with two horizontal ...

Is that the Walloon flag? Definately wasn't that. More like a weird back-to-front Swiss flag.
This is the Walloon flage ... i think
and I really don't have a clue about the other flage

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What's the flag with I think yellow, blue and red which looked like a red sun with light blue and yellow rays coming off it?
It's the flag of West-Flanders province

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It's the flag of the city of Ieper

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Re: Random questions about Belgium

What's the white flage with the weird red shape on it?

If it was this one then its the flag of Ypres itself.

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pfffft josh *slap*

Men när natten är ljus - I ditt sjuttiotalshus
Och du är ånga, spår av ett moln
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Och du håller så hårt och när längtan blir svår
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A-ha! Brilliant! They were the flags, yes Thank you everyone, I've been looking all day for those!

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There are too many belgians on this forum

How do i get?
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lol I noticed that too nick!

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Thanks guys, although I'm upset they didn't take us to that amusement park.
hehehe the one with the lion?Bellewaerde?i used to work there

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