"De man draagt klompen."

Translation:The man wears clogs.

4 years ago

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/NohTaebin
NohTaebin
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Very Dutch. :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady330
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What are clogs anyway?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady330
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Thanks, and how I forgot their name? when we were in Netherlands we even bought small ones as a souvenir for our car.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EnchantedMoose

Maar auto's dragen geen schoenen... o.O

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kingthatcher
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Misschien hun auto draagt klompen.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saulto
saultoPlus
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well I would never call klompen clogs. I call them wooden shoes

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feyMorgaina
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Wikipedia disagrees with you. Klompen are specifically clogs from the Netherlands, not just any type of wooden shoes. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klomp)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saulto
saultoPlus
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I feel that wikipedia agrees with me. Klompen are not just clogs but specifically "clogs from the Netherlands" Just plain clogs is not a good translation for Klompen. Clogs can mean shoes of many styles from many different countries.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turner227
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The national costume, of course.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feyMorgaina
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I used to have a pair of clogs when I was younger. "Klompen" is a good description of the sound they make on concrete! ;-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saulto
saultoPlus
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"the man wears wooden shoes" should be accepted in my opinion and I let them know

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Remi1771

Clogs ≠ wooden shoes

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/newfoundlandpup

I find that 'clogs' is a lot easier to type than 'wooden shoes'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saulto
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clogs come in many style including those with wooden soles and leather tops. Those kind of clogs are not klompen.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GymnasticGirl07

the man wears a clog its wrong but why?can you help me?this awnser shuld be corect

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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  • a clog = singular = een klomp
  • klompen = plural = clogs
1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/denizvargun

not sure if it's right topic to ask but i am always confused whether i should translate "the man wears clogs" or "the man is wearing clogs". How do you differ whether it's present tense or present continuous tense because i see sometimes it accepts both like in this example.Is it maybe i'm not in the required level for the tenses so it accepts or it's just the same in both tenses?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MentalPinball
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It's pretty much about the same, the simple present in Dutch is used both as we use the simple present and the present continuous in English.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingGheko

"husband" should be a viable translation, no?

2 months ago
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