"They are his sons."

Translation:Zij zijn zijn zoons.

1 year ago

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/lil.lou

Wow. That's a tongue twister! I plugged that into Google Translate and it didn't have anything better than what you have.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wouter-Patrick

Haha, agree with you. Nice sentence.

I was thinking if I have ever used this sentence... but I think I probaly would have used "Dat zijn zijn zoons,"... which is incorrect (didn't look it up: is it incorrect?). -- 'Dat' is about 'things', and not persons... (as I can recall)

I am curious if I am the only native Dutch speaker how whould use 'incorrect' Dutch to express myself in this case...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jargoness

Out of curiosity, would "zij zijn de zoons van hem" be correct as well?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Esther847428

Yes!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Menno245386
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Although technically yes, it is only used in the end of the sentence. Zonen is more often used as zoons, since -en is the default after a long vowel, with only a few exceptions (zoon being one of them).

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrozenTundraFoxy
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Ze zijn zijn zoons also accepted?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MillerP.1

Yes sir

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abalgavy

What about "zij zijn zoons van hem"? But I actually like this version more, it's a better tongue twister

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidRober898124

How about: Het zijn etc?

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Princess746095

Het zijn = they are (for things) Dat zijn= those are (for people) As i recall it, het zijn APPLIES ONLY TO THINGS!

Ze zijn Zij zijn these two prbably works best for this sentence though (In my own opinion)

7 months ago
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