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"Mijn huis staat op een heuvel."

Translation:My house is on a hill.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mikezephyr
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A wholly inauthentic Dutch sentence! Where are the hills?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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In Limburg. :) (And Utrecht! A.k.a. "Utrechtse Heuvelrug")

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenOldro
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Arnhem has hills.

1 year ago

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Hmm, I wonder if it's a concidence that the English word "hovel," known from the 1620s but of unknown origin, sounds rather like "heuvel." (I think if a hovel as a small, run-down house.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis
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It's possible, but not certain. The Proto Germanic word *hufÄ… means "hill", "farm", but it's not certain that "heuvel" is descended from it, although "hovel" is.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruce_OBrien

Kan ik gebruik? - Mijn huis ligt op een heuvel.

1 year ago

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I think your house would "ligt" if were sprawling an acre or so. Otherwise it "staat".

11 months ago

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"Staat" refers to the upright position of the house. For it to "ligt" it needs to fall over on its side.

3 months ago