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"Where are our free sandwiches?"

Translation:Waar zijn onze gratis boterhammen?

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2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CatMcCat
CatMcCat
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Could you use "zitten" or even "liggen" instead of "zijn" here?

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Reply6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/msmith1047

I used liggen and it said I was wrong, though I'm not clear why.

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Reply6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrinsesKayla

The only thing that I can see that would make "zijn" the only positional verb you can use is one of the last sentences in the Tips & Notes section under the heading "what about zijn" Which says: if the emphasis is on the existence of the object, instead of its position.

So I guess perhaps this sentence is asking the question while the subject looks around wondering if there ever was any "free sandwiches".

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Reply5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElwynStreu

Gratis has no "e"? Is it an adjective that doesn't ever change?

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Reply5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thidrekr
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I suspect so, probably because it is a foreign loanword.

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Reply3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arkonide
Arkonide
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I used "vrije" instead of "gratis" and got faulted. Why?

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Reply3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thidrekr
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"Vrij" means "free" as in "freedom."

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Reply3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arkonide
Arkonide
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Thank you for your answer

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Reply3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElwynStreu

Dank je wel voor je antwoord re 'gratis'.

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Reply3 weeks ago