The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: bruin

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bruin pronunciation
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  • /brœy̯n/
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. having a brown colour (as chocolate, for example)
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  1. the color brown Het bruin van de stam contrasteerde fel met het groen van de bladeren - The brown color of the trunk contrasted sharply with the green color of the leafs.
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  1. (slang) heroin Mijn god, zit ie aan de bruin? - My god, is he on heroin?
The expression aan de bruin zijn is used for the addiction to heroin only, not for individual shots.

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