Zo zat als een aap

The word “zat” is interesting.
First of all, it’s the past tense form of “zitten” (to sit). But that’s pretty obvious.


Using this word I can also express being fed up with something:
het zat zijn – to be fed up (with something):
Ik ben het zat! – I am fed up with it!
Ben m’n werk zo zat! – I am so fed up with my work.
Ik ben de middelmatigheid echt zat. – I am really fed up with mediocrity.
Ben jij het ook zat? – 🙂
Ik ben jullie praatjes zat! – I am fed up with your talking!

Ben jij het zat om steeds harder te werken maar niet meer geld over te houden? – Are you fed up with working harder and harder but not having more money left?


And another meaning of “zat” is “drunk”.
Zo zat als een aap – drunk as a monkey (from a wonderful song “Club Insomnia” by Spinvis).

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