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"Dat zou een vervelende situatie zijn geweest."

Translation:That would have been an annoying situation.

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Why wouldn't it have been a "boring" situation (not accepted)? Does "vervelen" shift its meaning in the participle from "saai" to "ergerlijk"?

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"vervelend" is not the participle for the verb "(zich) vervelen". That participle is "verveeld" and is only used for people that are getting bored (and not situations).

Ik verveel me = I'm bored
Dat is vervelend = That is annoying
Hij raakt snel verveeld = He gets bored quickly
Ze zijn rijk en verveeld = They are rich and bored
Dat is saai = That is boring

3 months ago