This is German, but in Deutsch do you say "Ik zal hier ook komen"? Is it right? I used Google translated, so there's probably a mistake!
who else is here so they can learn a language fast enough in case Drumpf becomes president? Netherlands, here I come.
Another fleeing American compatriot. LOL. I'm moving to Sweden or the Netherlands!
According to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_Dutch, the "ee" sequence should make the [e:] sound (in IPA) like the long „eh“ vowel sound in German „Ehe“. Is Dutch „een" an exception because it is such a commonly used word? Are there any more such exceptions?
Yes, there are weak and strong forms in Dutch, just like in English.
Words that are pronounced with a weak form are pronounced with a schwa (the sound in een, en de...) (many unstressed syllables are actually pronounced with a schwa, as in English, but I don't want to drive you insane).
In the case of een, the difference in pronunciation is in order to be able to distinguish the indefinite article een (a/an) from number één (one).
In other cases, the use of strong/weak forms has to do with stresss placement (emphasis).
The nice thing about Dutch (when compared to English) is that the use of weak/strong forms is mostly signalled through spelling (ee/éé, e/ij, respectively, for instance).
Hope this helps and that I was clear enough.
You're most welcome :)
I only regret you got this reply almost a year after you posted your question :(
I typed "En man" instead of "Een man" and it was marked incorrect instead of a misspelling. Just curious what the connotation of "En man" would be instead, or if it means anything at all?
How is this not "A bread!?!?!? " lol just kidding I should stop learning this and go back to French :) byeee
A man, vs. An Man. It will be interesting to see how 'a' and 'an' is used with a consonant at the beginning of a noun, like english
Wow. No wonder this is so easy. LVL 5 GERMAN! Literally like the only thing different is the spelling.
The Netherlands is very beautiful, thats one of the reasons why im learning Dutch (Nederlands)
I wish I could go there someday! But the language is really hard to learn for me.
Afrikaans is a mix of dutch, english and malaysian. the dutch in there is probably old though cos the language started quite a while ago
I have this doubt between when to use "De man" or "Een man". Can someone help me?
PS.: Im Portuguese native so if some one that is Portuguese and understands even better my doubt plz answer too :)
"De man" means "the man." "Een man" means "a man." Hope this helped! :)
De man= o homem
Een man= um homem
If you say de man, then you're referring to a man in particular, but if you say een man, then it can be any man.
I think it's broken because when I put down the answer (A man) it keeps saying that I'm wrong. Am I missing something here or is there something wrong with the app?
Will someone please tell me how to pronounce "man"? The app sounds like she's saying mom in English
Hello, world ;) My first Dutch lesson has just started and my first Dutch word has learned! Wish to everybody successful learning and good time before winter.