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die and dat

Duolingo says that "that is your chicken" should be translated "dat is jouw kip." But I thought that for "de" words, "that" = "die." ?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rutger_W
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Apparently it's because "the independent demonstrative pronoun is linked to a noun by a link verb" as explained in the second half of the following page: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=Pronouns.de03

In case you want to review everything on demonstrative pronouns you should start reading from: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=Pronouns.De01

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jacckkko

And that's right but it's in the case where that is a determinant. For example, "that chicken is good" would be "die kip is goed" because it's "de kip". However, in your case "that is you chicken", "that" is a pronoun not a determinant so it becomes dat.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatieJohnson190

ah .. bedankt!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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Also, keep in mind that the stress is on THAT. It's not just "That is your chicken" with the stress. "THAT is your chicken."

1 year ago