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"Wil je je ei gekookt of gebakken?"

Translation:Do you want your egg boiled or fried?

5 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/baerghest
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"je je"? Were we not told earlier that you must use "jou" to avoid "je" twice in the same sentence?

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https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
El2theK
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Where did you get that information? Other than that jou is not possessive.

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https://www.duolingo.com/baerghest
baerghest
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I may have misunderstood, but I certainly got the impresssion early in this course that "jij" is emphatic, and "je" and jou" interchangeable, used to avoid having "je" twice in the same sentence.

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https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
El2theK
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Je and jou can be interchangeable as the object of a sentence.

  • Ik zie je/jou

However, the possessive is jouw, which also can be interchangeable with je.

You can have je more than once in a sentence.

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https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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As an adittion, people normally avoid "[...] jullie jullie [...]" in a sentence.

So: "Willen jullie jullie ei gebakken of gekookt?" is avoided and becomes: "Willen jullie je ei gebakken of gekookt?"

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https://www.duolingo.com/baerghest
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Okay, that may have been what I misunderstood. Thanks.

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https://www.duolingo.com/monkey_47
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Would you say "Wil jij je ei ...?" to avoid "je je"?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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You can, if you want. But repeating a word is not actually problematic in Dutch. In fact it's quite common. You may also encounter "dat dat", for example.

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