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"Ik heb twaalf halfbroers."

Translation:I have twelve half-brothers.

8 months ago

4 Comments


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Aren't stepbrothers and half-brothers the same? Dank je wel.

7 months ago

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No, they're not.

Imagine your parents would split up. If your mother or father would marry another person who also has a child from a previous marriage, then that child would be your stepbrother or stepsister.

If your mother or father married another person and they got a child together, that child would be your half-brother or half-sister.

7 months ago

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I like to think of it as half-siblings share half of your DNA, although I don't think the distinction between these and stepsiblings is clearly made in the Romance languages... I'm not sure, anyway...

1 hour ago

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So you have six brothers?

6 days ago