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"Ik ben de slimste leerling van de hele school."

Translation:I am the smartest student in the whole school.

11 months ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/cobold
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When I heard the sentence I laughed at first because I thought slimste meant worst. A good example of a false friend because in German schlimmste means worst.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Benyajames

This sounds strange to me. I would say that I am the smartest student in the whole school.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidLamb3
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Does "slimste" mean "smartest" in the sense of "cleverest" or in the sense of "tidiest in appearance"? Or could it perhaps, as in English, mean either?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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Only on the sense of "cleverest".

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenMaor3

What is more common, student or leerling?

1 week ago