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"Er zwemt een schildpad in het water."

Translation:There is a turtle swimming in the water.

September 19, 2017

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBigE1

Why is "There swims a turtle in the water" not a correct answer? Isn't that the literal translation?

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack436882

Sometimes Duolingo is just ridiculous and policing me incorrectly on how to use my perfectly fluent mother tongue.....

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fritzdeswerwer

I did not know tortoises could swim, only turtles.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royston18240

I deliberately wrote a tortoise swims in the water. Which is correct if a somewhat impracticable event. I understand from Dutch friends that the Dutch sentence should state 'een water schildpad' to make sense when translated into English.

December 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harunbayram

is it wrong if i say: there is swimming a turtle in the water

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rocteur

Yes it is wrong, the word order is all wrong there.

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rtP36

That's in English what you just said?

October 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AleksanderRobert

yes that's fine

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nurit.rvh

I wrote a correct answer. why you don't get it?

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/usenametaken

Is it wrong to say 'Een schilpad zwemt in het water'?

September 25, 2019
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