"Mijn broers hebben daar gegeten."

Translation:My brothers have eaten there.

2 years ago

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So, if the verb starts with a vowel, we put an extra 'g' between 'ge' and the verb, correct? In this example, instead of "geeten", we say "gegeten".

2 years ago

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No, with the regular past participles only the ge also with vowels including the e. For example ge├źnterd. (Note the dots on the second e to mark the beginning of the new syllable otherwise one might mispronounce it with a long ee ).

Eten is irregular. I can't think of other examples so I wouldn't worry too much about it and just remember it's there in gegeten.

2 years ago

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Oh I see, thank you! Anywhere to find these irregular verbs which don't take -t or -d at the end, but used with the original version of the verb (that is with -en in the end)?

2 years ago
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