may i ask what's the difference between bedankt and dank je? Is there any?
Learner here. As far as I've understood, bedankt comes from 'je bent bedankt', which literally means 'you are thanked', and dank je/u comes from 'ik dank je/u'. In essence, they both mean 'thanks/thank you'.
Doei is VERY Dutch.. Not used in Vlanderen. But it is another way of saying it.. Use tot ziens
doei is more something you say to friends at the end of a day, or if you see someone who you already know (like a teacher)
Think. Bedankt is like thanks. And Dank U is thank you, the U makes it more formal, dank je is what I generally use in the south for anyone. Bedankt is what I generally use amongst friends and family.
hey guys theres a way of remembering what "tot ziens" is "till sees "as in : see you later
So literal translation is see you later but when the Dutch say it, do they mean "see you later" or good bye ? The lesson definitely says "Goodbye" ?
it depends on the sentence. in this sentence it means actually not that much (you still need to say it, it is part of the two words together).
mh? I meant to say that I wrote "See you again" which turned out to be wrong. And I wonder if it is really wrong. ;)
well it literally means "until the moment we see eachother again", see you later would be until later "tot later"
so are you saying that my translation was correct? (I wrote see you again, not later;)
well err, See you again would translate to Zie je opnieuw, which is kinda crooked Dutch, not recommended, and in English it would be like I'm going away for a long time, I WILL see you again... that kind of thing, I'm not too sure.
The question is (isn't it?) what is closer to tot ziens: "goodbye" or "see you again"?
The literal meaning is see you again, however they're almost always interchangeable.
that's what I thought. But duolingo doesn't accept "See you again" as a correct translation.
I believe that's because 'see you again' is not really proper English (at least, I've never heard it). You can just translate it as 'see you'.
I'm slightly confused as to how this works. How am I supposed to know the correct answers if it's my first time being introduced to it?