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"I do not know if they like soup."

Translation:Ik weet niet of ze van soep houden.

10 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/arthur495523

Why in this case do we use 'van soep houden' and not 'houden van soep'?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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"Of ze van soep houden" is a subordinate clause, so the verb goes at the end.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bikebot
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Of is also used to join coordinating conjunctions, I'm assuming there is a difference in the context of it meaning "if" (whether) rather than "or" (an alternative) ?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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Yes, that's right.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MandyTyler

Why do we have to use 'of' here? Why is it wrong to use 'als' ?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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"Als" is only used to describe a condition: If X, then Y.

If in the sense of whether, like in this sentence, is always translated as "of".

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LuisAndres723711

Waarom is "ik weet niet of ze soep leuk vinden" niet correct?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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"Leuk" is not used for liking food. You would have to use "lekker".

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BiljanaMila

So would it be correct to say "Ik weet niet of zij de soep lekker vinden"?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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If you use "soep" instead of "de soep", then yes! There's no article in the English sentence, so it's about soup in general.

1 month ago