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"Why is his hair pink?"

Translation:Waarom is zijn haar roze?

10 months ago

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Why is it "zijn haar", but "Ze heeft lange haren"? Is hair singular or plural in Dutch?

10 months ago

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It could be either, but it's not natural in all cases. Most often, the singular (haar) is used. But e.g. both "ze heeft lange haren" and "ze heeft lang haar" are equally fine.

10 months ago