"Je maakt te veel lawaai!"

Translation:You are making too much noise!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CatMcCat
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That is such a strange word that I wondered about its etymology. You can read an entire long article (http://tinyurl.com/y9ojffo5) if you want to, but here is the short version: "In the 19th century the Hebrew etymology of Du. lawaai 'noise' was generally accepted, until an attempt was made to elucidate it on the basis of French. As lawaai originated as a Jewish word in Amsterdam, there can be no doubt about its Hebrew source. The synonym laweit on the other hand, a familiar word in southern Dutch speech, requires a French origin."

Etymologica: Twee woorden met een 'onbekende' etymologie, Lawaai en laweit. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291688491_Etymologica_Twee_woorden_met_een_%27onbekende%27_etymologie_Lawaai_en_laweit [accessed Oct 25 2017].

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pattipl
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what is the difference from 'lawaai' and 'geluid'?

1 year ago

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Geluid can be ay kind of sound/noise. Lawaai is a loud noise, and usually the person who uses lawaai is angry or annoyed by the sound.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tim877897

Why isn't "you make a lot of noise" correct?

8 months ago

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Te veel

8 months ago
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