zeker: sure, certain
verzekeren: ensure, assure, insure (-en marks infinitive)
verzekering: assurance, insurance (-ing: gerund)
maat: partner, buddy, mate
maatschap: partnership
maatschappij: company, society
(both in the sense of association and of community)


Dutch runs words together
as much as possible,
same as German,
and like German and English,
uses genitive compounds
rather than prepositional phrases,
if it can help it.