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"Sommige landen hebben wat meer gelijkheid nodig."

Translation:Some countries need some more equality.

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9 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sophieglte

Here, what's the difference between 'sommige' (some) and 'wat' (some)?

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Reply28 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phb2013
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The first "some" refers to the "number" of countries. The second "some" is part of "wat meer", referring to an "amount" of equality. "Meer gelijkheid " = more equality. "Wat meer gelijkheid" = a bit more equality, or some more equality. Hope this helps.

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Reply7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RosaRichar4

If I translate this sentence to say: some countries need to have more equality. I think it means the same

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Reply9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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That'd be: Sommige landen moeten wat meer gelijkheid hebben

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Reply9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
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No, RoseRichar4 is right. The Dutch sentence says 'hebben nodig' which translates to 'need to have.' Your sentence with 'moeten hebben' translates to 'should have.'

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Reply9 months ago