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"Die vrouw is ouder dan ik ben."

Translation:That woman is older than I am.

2 years ago

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I have trouble distinguishing the sounds of "de" and "die", especially when those words occur at the beginning of sentences, so I mess up a lot on our "Type what you hear" exercises. Is that normal? Are there any advanced ear skills that would help us distinguish "de" from "die"?

2 years ago

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Ooh my mind went straight for die Frau for some gendered order. But it's Dutch die like Dutch wie.

2 years ago

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Haha when mixing German with Dutch you'll encounter another problem here. Many Dutch people -- and Germans learning Dutch -- have difficulties with the correct use of als/dan with comparisons.

De vrouw is ouder dan ik ben - Die Frau ist alter als ich
De vrouw is even oud als ik (ben) - Die Frau ist so alt wie ich (bin)

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That shift in grammar use is so frustrating and fun, especially as seen from the third but akin stance that English is.

2 years ago