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"We lenen soms de stofzuiger van mijn ouders."

Translation:We sometimes borrow my parents' vacuum cleaner.

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11 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Tina_in_Bristol
Tina_in_Bristol
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Hmmm. Translation given at the top of this discussion correctly shows "parents'" with a possessive apostrophe. Yet in the exercise itself, inclusion of the apostrophe is marked as a typo, and the correct translation given as: "parents" (no apostrophe). Doesn't seem to be any way to report this, so reporting it here.

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Reply111 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tina_in_Bristol
Tina_in_Bristol
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Thank you - will do. And thanks for your prompt work in fixing those you can - I've had three or four accepted during the night - fastest rate ever. :)

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pattipl
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How do you say 'we lend our parents my vacuum cleaner'? We lenen mijn ouders mijn stoffzuiger? Thanks!

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonasgi
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our = onze, not mijn

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Reply9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phb2013
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In Dutch, "lenen" means both to lend and to borrow - "leen aan" would be to lend to, and "leen van" would be to borrow from.

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Reply6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NellyF056
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borrow and lend, ik word er geen wijs uit!!

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Reply8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phb2013
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You "borrow" something from someone. You "lend" something to someone. When you get a book from the library, the library is lending it to you, and you are borrowing it from the library. When someone needs some cash (that they'll pay back), you lend it to them, and they borrow it from you.

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Reply16 months ago