"I read the book."
Translation:Ik lees het boek.
I still do not understand the difference between "het" and "de". I wrote "Ik lees de boek". Could somebody please explain when and why to use either "het" or "de"?
there aren't any rules for 'het' and 'de', you just have to learn which words use which. however, all plurals use de. for example, 'het meisje' - the girl 'de meisjes' - the girls. more words use 'de' than 'het' hope that helped :)
I don't know if this is a dumb question or not, but why is is lees instead of lezen?
The verb changes depending on the subject.
- ik lees
- jij leest / lees jij (no t is added when "jij" comes afterwards)
- hij/zij/het leest
- u leest
- wij lezen
- jullie lezen
- zij lezen
Is there a difference between "Het" of "It" and "Het" of "the", talking 'bout pronunciation?
I wrote "Ik lees de boek" I thought het and de could be used interchangeably depending on the intention. (Stressing "I" instead of "the book")
I wrote "Ik leest de boek" it corrected it to "ik lees de boek". What is the difference between leest and lees? Isn't leest simple present tense of read?
In English, this could be read as either present tense or past tense. If you're asking "Have you read the book?" to which the answer in this case would be "I read the book". If you would like the Dutch answer to be active tense i.e. 'Ik ben het boek aan het lezen' the more appropriate English sentence would be 'I am reading the book'. Just a thought!
I looked for that on the internet and it said that "de" applies to singular masculin and feminin nouns and plural. "Het" goes with the neutral nouns. Is it right????