This is one of the things I really like about dutch (and I guess german.) Words are sometimes formed from other words. Such as avondeten.
"avond" - evening
"eten" - food.
Evening food. - dinner.
and "Schildpad" means "Shielded toad"
That changes my entire view on turtles. oh man.
You sir deserve een boterham
Don't forget middageten. :) Poor ontbijt is the odd one out.
I'm going to call it 'ochtendeten' from now on.
why not "morgeneten?"
We'll save that term for food that you're going to eat tomorrow: "Ik leg mijn morgeneten even in de diepvries."
is this actual dutch or just you make it up?
If you're referring to 'morgeneten', no, that is not actual Dutch. Neither is 'ochtendeten'.
wait, how do you know if it's ons or onze??? i don't get it
Oh, I think I figured it out. It is "ons" with het words and "onze" with de words and plural words. Hope that helps!
oh ok, thx!! or dankjewel!
i think thats how u spell that
Aren't all plurals de-words?
Yes, but there are singular words that also use de, like "de jongen."
Het is ons avondeten means it is our dinner or this dinner is ours? Het means it right?
The person named It." oh noio"
So when do you use 'van'?
Could this sentence also be written as "Het is avondeten van ons"?
is evening meal really bad english?
native English speaker--evening meal is too formal. Not often used.
Is "avondeten" a de word or a het word? If it is a de word, does the "het is ons" take priority, making it "ons" instead of "onze"?
Het is "it" rather than "the" in that sentence. I'm pretty sure it doesn't relate to avondeten as a "the" in the sentence.
When do you use 'onze' and when 'ons'?
I believe ons is for het words and onze is for de words