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er or daar?

Gebruiken sommigen Nederlanders "daar" of net "er" in het Nederlands?

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Both are used. "Daar" is the emphasised form of "er", but "er" has a lot of more uses than just that.

"It is often necessary to include er when the subject is indefinite (i.e. doesn't point to a specific person or object)." (Tips and notes from the skill "er". 2nd tree)

http://www.dutchgrammar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3527

1 year ago

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Dankjewel! Ik is net gewoond aan het eenvoudige Afrikaans. Do you know wat "vijf glazen" mean in the following quote? "Omtrent vijf glazen in den nademiddagwacht, zagen wij, Gode lof, het land van de Cabo de boa Esperança, namelijk den Tafelberg..."

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Oh, that's pretty old Dutch! After some research, I found out that a 'glas' is used to measure time on ships. One 'glas' is 30 minutes.

(http://www.encyclo.nl/begrip/glas)

1 year ago

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Thank you very much. Great source for future use. The excerpt is from the journal of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652. What is amazing to me as that I can understand most of it, even though I'm Afrikaans speaking. Groetjes en heel veel dank voor de hulp.

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Graag gedaan! Succes met leren! :)

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