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"Mijn baas zegt dat ik daar rechtsaf moet slaan."

Translation:My boss says that I must turn to the right there.

8 months ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Splodgeit0

In the English sentence, it is common to drop the word "that" so you would say "my boss says I must turn....." Can you do the same in Dutch or is the "dat" necessary

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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You cannot drop 'dat'.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letsrockltd
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The English sentence without the 'that' is not accepted either; at least it wasn't for me.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConchiCastillo
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(In answer to xMerrie's comment:) Not even changing the word order, as is possible in German: 'Mijn baas zegt, ik moet daar rechtsaf slaan'?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JanHornstr
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That is only possible this way: "Ik moet daar rechtsaf slaan, zegt mijn baas."

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConchiCastillo
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Thank you!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vince428054

Shouldn't we link the "af" with "slaan" when we use "moet "here ? I would have said : "Mijn baas zegt dat ik daar rechts moet afslaan". Incorrect ?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laiagmartin
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Is 'mijn baas' not 'my manager' apart from 'my boss'? Aren't these synonymous of one another?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis
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Your boss is any direct superior, whilst you generally have only one manager.

3 months ago