That was very helpful, thanks! :) Good job on the Dutch course by the way! :D
I love Dutch. Its basically English. I'm sure the two languages will differ as it gets more complicated, but right now its really easy.
I'm half doing this course as a bridge of sorts between English and German so I don't just give up on the latter. That and Dutch looks kind of funny.
I like to think that Dutch is German with an accent. They're both Germanic languages.
I'm so glad that "we" is similar to english.. It will definitely make it easier :)
Am I hearing this correctly? To me the differences between wij and we sound like "vay" and "vuh". Is that correct?
'Wij' is used when you want to add emphasis to the fact that WE are the ones doing something. (e.g. 'Did THEY eat the apple?' 'No, WE ate the apple.')
Not 'eaten', but eten". eten* is used with plural subjects (we/jullie/ze).
The infinitive (eten) is used with the plural forms of regular verbs.
Eten is plural, so 'we eten' (we are eating - plural), 'zij eten' (they are eating - plural). There can be 'zij eet..' (she eats - she and they are the same word in Dutch). You just have to look for the plural verb for the context.
I just realised I'm one of those people who ask questions rather than taking two seconds to find out for myself, thanks!
You're welcome and nothing wrong with asking questions Joe, I do it too, that's what the discussion is for!
This is silly because my girlfriend is Dutch and she says it really doesn't matter if it's het or de, etc. yet we get marked down for it lol.
she might just not care because she is a native, such as how americans don't really care if they use slang sometimes when speaking, but its best to know the right thing rather than not.