"De regering zou eerst de grondwet moeten veranderen."

Translation:The government would first have to change the constitution.

1 year ago

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How do we know that this shouldn't translate to 'The government should first change the constitution' because 'zou + moeten' = should?

1 year ago

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"zou moeten" can both mean "should" and "would have to". So the meaning of sentences containing "zou moeten" in Dutch is rather ambiguous.

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