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"Is that your hand?"

Translation:Is dat jouw hand?

1 year ago

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Shouldn't it be "Is die jouw hand?". Hand is a de-word, isn't it? So, the affirmative sentence should be "Die is jouw hand". Am I wrong?

1 year ago

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My best explanation is that dat/dit are only inflected when they directly precede a noun. Also in Dutch you can't have die/deze as the subject, you have to use dit/dat (e.g. dit zijn mijn handen)

1 year ago