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"Middageten" en "Avondeten"

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Does this mean, literally, "day food", and evening food"? I noticed this while learning German, "dag"(day), and "avond "(evening, afternoon)??? -Avery

2 years ago

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Middag = mid day = noon.
Avond = evening.
The word eten is the English verb to eat or the noun food (but food can also be translated as voedsel, it has the same root).
So, het middageten can be literally translated as the noon food or the noon eating. :-)

The English day would be dag in Dutch (and Tag in German).

2 years ago

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How interesting!

2 years ago