"We lenen soms de stofzuiger van mijn ouders."

Translation:We sometimes borrow my parents' vacuum cleaner.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/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.

1 year ago

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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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. :)

1 year 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!

1 year ago

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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.

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year 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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankPiete1

But you also 'lend' from someone as well as 'borrow'. For example, "I'll lend you a hand".

18 hours ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tina_in_Bristol
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You can only lend to someone, not from them.

18 hours ago
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