"De grote hond"
Translation:The big dog
What is the difference between grote and groot? When should they be used?
"grote" is always used after definite articles, regardless of gender or number of objects.
- De grote hond
- Het grote huis
- De grote huizen
"groot" is used as a predicate adjective and after indefinite articles that come before "het" words:
- Het huis is groot.
- Ik woon in een groot huis.
I'm pretty sure he's saying that if it's "The big dog", it's "De grote hond", but, if iot's something like "The dog is big", then it would be "De hond is groot" Can somebody confirm?
I realize it's somewhat archaic, but the phrase, "the great dog," can actually have the same meaning as "the large dog" or "the big dog." This term would most commonly be used today in regard to a room--the great room--where the meaning would be "large," but it could still be applied to any other object.