"Ik heb een batterij nodig voor mijn radio."

Translation:I need a battery for my radio.

February 5, 2016

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It's interesting to think about how native speakers of Dutch might mentally/conceptually process sentences with "hebben nodig" in real time as the words are being spoken. Like, for me, I hear the first four words, and assume that the speaker has a battery. But then a big twist/reveal occurs when "nodig" is uttered and you realize that the speaker means the opposite and does not have one!

April 27, 2017

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I have wondered about that too!

July 1, 2017

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English has similar constructions too, like "to take for granted". It's all a matter of experience with a language.

December 26, 2018

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could i say "Ik heb een batterij voor mijn radio nodig"?

February 5, 2016

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Yes!

February 5, 2016

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is that a metaphor?

September 12, 2016

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what's the difference between accu and batterij

December 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GeneticJulia

Though the dictionary doesn't seem to differentiate, accu tends to be used for a car battery.

May 10, 2018
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