"Morgen is niet donderdag."

Translation:Tomorrow is not Thursday.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Neosublimation

Actually, it is.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Akai_VAC
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This sentence would be right once every week...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neosublimation

I tend to get this sentence on Wednesdays...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roferretti

Why not "Tomorrow is geen Donderdag" I thought niet was only for verbs

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricFatani

is "donderdag" pronounced "Tonder-dag?"

Thor is the God of Thunder - and Thursday is "Thor's Day" (At least in English), it was named after him. If it is pronounced "Tonderdag" it will be easier to remember (because of Tonder/ Thunder).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Donderdag has the same origin, it is actually pronounced with a d, not a t (might not be too clear a difference for a non-native ear). But you can definitely use your mnemonic:

  • zon = sun
  • zondag = Sunday
  • donder = thunder
  • donderdag = hmmm… ;)
  • maan = moon
  • maandag = hmmm… ;)
  • vrij = free
  • vrijdag = hmmm… ;)

Vrijdag actually was named after the goddess Freyja, but nothing stops you from thinking of Friday as free day or make love day in Dutch. :) Also in Dutch Thor is Donar, that name and donder are related.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricFatani

Okay thanks. I'm actually learning quite a bit about my English language on DL - as well as Dutch and French!

1 year ago
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