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"Ik zie alleen maar de achterkant van zijn hoofd."

Translation:I only see the back of his head.

5 months ago



Is maar needed in this sentence? What would the difference in meaning be if it was left out?

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It's okay to leave out maar and it doesn't significantly change the meaning of the sentence. However, alleen maar is common in Dutch and often used by native speakers. "Maar" more or less reinforces "alleen."

5 months ago