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"I have slept with the mice."

Translation:Ik heb met de muizen geslapen.

4 years ago

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Bert2603
Bert2603
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In Flanders you only can say: 'ik heb bij de muizen geslapen', 'Ik heb met de muizen geslapen' will make people think dirty thoughts.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReneeDubuc

Interesting...I like learning how other cultures make dirty interpretations.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoningDuw

Kan het ook niet "Ik heb geslapen met de muizen?"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanElise
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Grammatically speaking, only 'Ik heb met de muizen geslapen' is correct. The past participle (voltooid deelwoord, in this case 'geslapen') should always be at the end of a sentence. They will absolutely understand you when using 'Ik heb geslapen met de muizen' as quite a few Dutch people make this mistake too, it is just not correct.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoningDuw

I'm Belgian and I didn't know that, is it a Flemish thing or do Dutch people also make this mistake?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanElise
SuzanElise
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I don't know if the Flemish do this, I am Dutch myself but do not speak with Flemish people on a daily basis. The Dutch certainly do, I even doubted whether your answer was correct or not. 'Ik heb met de muizen geslapen' just sounded better to me than 'Ik heb geslapen met de muizen', and after a bit of research I found out that the first one is grammatically correct. Just being curious: are you Walloon or Flemish (as you are learning Dutch)?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoningDuw

I'm Flemish, but I was just checking the content and looking if there weren't any problems that I could report.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AMB408215
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Is that some sort of idiom?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/die.farine

I would also like to know an answer to that question..

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReneeDubuc

Heb jij met de vijand geslaapen?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AvshalomHalutz

Why not geslaapt?

2 years ago