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"He puts lemon juice on the pieces of apple, so that they do not turn brown."

Translation:Hij doet citroensap op de stukjes appel, zodat ze niet bruin worden.

11 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Shore01
Shore01
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The obvious direct translation of: 'He puts......' is 'Hij zet....', which does not sound right. So I came up with: 'Hij sprenkelt.....' which is strictly speaking not correct because it back-translates as: 'He sprinkles....' ; it does however, convey the meaning of the given sentence - unfortunately my answer fell into the 50% where Duo wants a literal translation, and it was rejected. Admittedly: 'Hij doet...' is a better translation.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
Simius
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I'll gladly add "sprenkelt" as a translation. :)

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Billdfw
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I thought diminutives always took 'het'. Am I remembering that wrong or is this an exception?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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It's plural. All plurals (diminutives included) take de. Singular diminutives take het. ;)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Science_Yay

i said 'hij doet limoensap op de appelstukken zodat zij niet bruin worden'.. everything right but mixed up bloody lime with lemon >.<

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LutfiPrayogi

Could anyone please help me understand why the second clause is not '.. zodat worden ze niet bruin'.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardWil264697

I think because it's a subordinate clause the verb must go at the end.

2 months ago