"Howmanytablesarethere?"

Translation:Hoeveel tafels zijn er?

2 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Zeitschleifer
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Is "Hoeveel tafels zijn er daar?" really wrong?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Youssou.
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Yes. 'Hoeveel tafels zijn daar' would translate to 'How many tables are over there', giving a specific location the tables. 'Hoeveel tafels zijn er' doesn't imply anything on the location of the table, like the English sentence.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zeitschleifer
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Okay, thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnkelD
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I went with "er" feeling it was what they'd prefer; but just out of curiosity, would "Hoeveel tafels zijn zij?" be wrong?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Youssou.
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Yes. You'd be saying something like: How many tables are they?, which is an odd question.

You could say: - Hoeveel tafels zijn daar (of hier)? (referring to a location) - Hoeveel tafels zijn het? (referring more explicitly to specific tables)

In most cases though, hoeveel tafels zijn er is the best translation.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnkelD
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Ah yes, that does make sense... dank je wel !

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gosurorix

Why is "Hoeveel tafels liggen er?" wrong?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gosurorix

Thanks!

1 year ago
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