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"Ik spreek een beetje Nederlands."

Translation:I speak a bit of Dutch.

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11 months ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/StuartSutt1

In English i would say ' a little Dutch' , not ' a bit of'.

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
Dutchesse722
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a bit of is English!

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StuartSutt1

It certainly is ! But not grammatically in that type of sentence. It is more colloquial.

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cobacabana-22

Funny enough, my first answer was "I speak a bit of Dutch" but I backspaced and changed it to "a little" since it's a more literal translation and got it correct regardless.

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Reply6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matildagrn
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Wouldn't it in English also be okay to say 'I speak a bit Dutch' ? Without 'of' ?

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StuartSutt1

Personally, I would be more inclined to say 'I speak some Dutch", or " a little Dutch".

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HannahFran358196

No that is very grammatically incorrect. Would be okay in parts of scotland tho.

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Reply6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2200Lucia60
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By the way, "I speak a little Dutch" got accepted. Next time, I'll try "some".

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Reply9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/a-muktar
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Tongue twister!

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Reply6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sachin852433

How to pronounce beetje

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Reply2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reandw
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"_ with a little bit, with a little bit, with a little bit of bloomin luck."

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Reply1 week ago