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"Duo is een uil."

Translation:Duo is an owl.

4 years ago

61 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/KnightsWhoSayNe

but, de uil spreekt geen nederlands!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady330
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Nee, de normaal uil spreekt geen Nederlands but duo is niet een normale uil (used translation for the word normal only) <-- This is why Duolingo is aweswome

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johaquila
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It is almost always a mistake to have the words niet een in a row. You must almost always replace them by geen: Duo is geen normale uil.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katia
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Bedankt! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StefanWall

How is it when you use the de/het? Is it still geen and not.niet?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johaquila
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No, this only applies to the indefinite article:

  • Duo is niet de uil van Duolingo.
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Steph211152

What about 'Duo is niet de normale uil' or is that just a bad sentence :s

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iLheaweJr
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hartelijk bedankt =]

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoiraCooper

Duo is a very special owl I see

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scmt3b

I agree, and don't understand it..?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Schoemans1

I think Duo stands for Duolingo

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBenet
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Duo is the name of little owl mascot of Duolingo!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TTerrakion

I understood that, and it made me feel like im making progress.

Bedankt! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jennesy
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doe normaal, Duo!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JesseVDMaas

It's funny because I have some Dutch friends, whose older siblings tell them doe normaal, alle de tijd. (if that makes sense)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PedroTecla
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What's this expression mean? I see how it translates literally, but what does it actually mean? Is it a reference to something? D: Edit: I'm talking about 'doe normaal, alle de tijd', not the 'Duo is an owl' sentence, ofc

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulineStinson
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Another example of "doe eens normaal": our right-wing politician Geert Wilders said it to our Prime Minister ("Doe eens normaal, man!"), which was very ill-mannered. The PM reacts: "Doe lekker zelf normaal!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pW-GxGIaIM

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samrlevitt
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I did not know that Dutch was that similar to English! That's amazing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johaquila
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The closest relatives of English are Scots (not Scottish, which is unquestionably a dialect of English) and Frisian. Frisian is spoken at the North Sea coast of the Netherlands and Germany. Frisian as spoken in the Netherlands can in some respects be considered a dialect of Dutch.

In order of decreasing similarity to English: English dialects (including Scottish), Scots, Frisian, Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Yiddish. In Afrikaans one can actually find artificial sentences that are spelled exactly like English and have the same meaning. Example: "My hand is in warm water." Only the pronunciation differs slightly. The Dutch version is still very similar: "Mijn hand is in warm water."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elardus

I have a longer (if not entirely sensible) Afrikaans sentence spelled identical to English: My warm pen is in my warm hand.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DsCloak

As an Afrikaans speaker i hadnt realised that

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samrlevitt
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Yes, I knew about Scots and Frisian. I didn't know that Afrikaans was so similar though, thanks for the list!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NealFisher
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Well, it makes perfect sense when you realize that, both languages being members of the Germanic family, that Dutch and English can be thought of as 'cousins' to each other.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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but = maar :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nikbels12
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dat is duolingo uil, het spreekt nederlands. also, ik ben en appel. :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dieter988776

"Meneer de Uil" from "De fabeltjeskrant" does speak Dutch

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Gio
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Dutch. Best language course ever.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LorenzoEderone

I really like the style of the sentences in the Dutch course, good job :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nikbels12
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Indeed. very funny ones. de nederlands course is lekker ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GenghisLovren

Doesn't "lekker" mean "tasty"? Surely if you meant it was good then it would be "goed"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nikbels12
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The word 'lekker' is used to mean good as well.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GenghisLovren

Ah ok, obviously I see you're more advanced at Dutch than me! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
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Interesting. The German "lecker" means tasty, but I don't know if it means good as well. I will look that up.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loglorn
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Duo is een uil en ik ben een appel

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roxieravenclaw

Jij bent een appel? Ik ben een kat en ik eet kinderen. Ik eet geen muizen. Blech. :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory
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Are you copying from the Irish course? One of the sentences on the Irish course is "The lion eats the children."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HasanIbrah

I just came across this comment and saw you were almost at a 1000 day streak. Congrats :D

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex.Essilfie
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I remember this sentence from "Basic" or "Basic 2" which said : 'Sorry, ik ben een appel'.
Sometimes Duolingo makes me LOL!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Katrina.-
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My first reaction when I hovered over it was: "What animal is a Duo? Oh." :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RemingtonNorris

This took me longer than it should have.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/90flip19
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It made me search for pictures that I couldn't find.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turner227
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And we all know that een uil heeft geen hoorn.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Common-Wealth
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maar heeft een uil een staart?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turner227
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Of course they do. How else do they hold their ice cream while flying?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marius.x.u
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Not sure if reference to something, upvoted anyways.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turner227
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I just thought it would paint a humorous image.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Prado39
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Duo spreekt nederlands! Hij spreekt alle.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dadaduo
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Hij spreekt ALLE

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Erchenswine
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Ah, a reference to the owl for once :')

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wolf_Fae

Ik spreek geen Nederlands. Ik ben een appel! Eet me. O.o

Haha first time writing something in Dutch! I'm pretty sure there's a grammar error in there somewhere.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CinYie
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Actually, there wasn't. It was great! Only it was just.. random x')

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeeLePanda

I was stumped and had to ask my Dutch boyfriend what a Duo is... Shouldn't have taken me that long to get this...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FreddieMcFee
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Self-referentialism!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittnoose

The fourth wall! Lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wolfelle

in the listen and write what you hear I almost wrote duo is an owl cus it sounds so similar xD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/orfeocookie

Same! It basically sounded like English with a slight accent.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lolwho
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Could someone explain what is going on here?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TWDockery
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Duo is the name of the Duolingo owl mascot.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OH6ME

What is "Duo"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Duo is the name of the mascot of Duolingo, you see him (her?) in different places on the website.

2 years ago