"Bent u verloofd of getrouwd?"

Translation:Are you engaged or married?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SchonBaume

Ik ben noch verloofd noch getrouwd. Maar ik probeer te vind een mooi vriendin. Niemand beschikbaar?! :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17
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Is "getrouwd" related to "betrothed"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis
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Yes, it is! "betrothed" is the past participle of "to betroth". "be"+"troth".

"getrouwd" is the past participle of "trouwen". "trouw"+"en".

Both English "troth" and Dutch "trouw" come from the same Proto-Gemanic root meaning "truth"!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17
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Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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Could be. :)

1 year ago

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Do "verloofd" and "eloped" share a common etymology?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StanKing1
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I'll add to your good question: how about verloofd and furlough, too?

1 year ago

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The former is from loven ("to praise"), whereas the latter simply means "to run away", from the same root as "leap" and "lope" (and the Dutch lopen).

11 months ago
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