"Wat is de relatie tussen vraag en aanbod?"

Translation:What is the relationship between supply and demand?

3 years ago

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Vraag is demand (asking for things) and aanbod is supply (offering things).

2 years ago

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It seems a bit annoying that this question lets you put words in the wrong order when others penalise you. Putting earth and sun the wrong way round in the science section always gives a wrong answer. I think it should be wrong here too to be consistent with the rest of the exercises.

2 years ago

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It's a set phrase, it's just said the other way around in Dutch and English so that's the difference with other sentences.

  • Vraag en aanbod = Supply and demand
2 years ago

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Bleh... we should have a section for idioms somewhere in the course!

2 years ago

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It's hardly an idiom, just two words that are in a reversed order.

2 years ago

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That's the point I'm trying to make! In the science section we are asked to translate 'wat is de afstand tussen de zon en de aarde' , getting earth and sun the wrong way round results in getting the answer wrong even though there's no real issue with having them that way. Why make an exception for demand and supply? It's inconsistent.

2 years ago

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Becaus Earth and Sun / Sun and Earth are no set phrases. That's a major difference. If it isn't a set phrase just stick with the word order.

Also how "consistent" would you like other sentences to be? If there are three objects, give them any random order? How about five? Or a range of numbers?

If anything, there's nothing easier than just following the same word order.

2 years ago
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