Could someone please explain the uses of "houden"?
To keep, to like/to love (houden van), to hold (usually vasthouden).
Thanks! Is there any way to distinguish between "like" and "love"? (I've tried using them interchangeably on other questions to mixed success.)
Not really, houden van is used for both, graag hebben is to like.
Thanks I just spent twenty minutes trying to figure this out...
Why can't this mean. We like it?
We like it = Wij houden van het
Annoying that they don't introduce the verb "houden" before this exercise (just "houden van"). Could trick a lot of people out.
to be honest I am much more likely to remember it, and the difference between the uses now than if both uses had appeared at the same time haha
How do we know its not we like/love it instead of we hold it?
I guess you need the 'van' (houden van ...) for it to become "like". I'm not sure, but it makes sense. It would be ludicrous to leave such an important distinction in the air. =)
The use of "van".
Houden van = to love,
Houden = to hold
Consider this example in English:
To pick the shoes = to choose which shoes you're taking.
To pick up the shoes = to take them from wherever they're placed
Hope it helps.
It could also mean "we keep it"
I put 'we make it' which was wrong but putting my cursor on the cursor says this should be fine?
why was it wrong?
I can't hear the difference between "hard" and "houd" with this lady, i'm gonna have a bad time
"we keep it" should also be correct, right? At least that's how i would have translated it.
Why is 'we houden het' not correct, but 'wij houden het' is?