I think she has a problem.
Maybe she owns an island. lol
Yes, but its the size of New Zealand.
A turtle the size of new Zealand... I wanna see that!
Or maybe the turtle that carries the planet earth through space. All turtles should be able to live on her giant shield.
I enjoy seeing the situations being described get increasingly implausible as we learn the higher numbers.
No no no. The situations get more real as we progress. Duo is preparing us for life in the Netherlands.
It's turtles all the way down.
Would omitting "een" in this sentence be ok? I know for honderd and duizend it is implied, but is that also true for miljoen?
In fact "miljoen" always requires a "een", a native speaker told me so, so I think he should be right :)
So there're no rules here, it's just what it is?
The rule is that you always have to add a or one before million (if talking about a singular million), and the same holds in Dutch.
And then they say 10 elephants is too much..
I only have one. and I thought I was spoilt
And I have translated this sentence a million times.
Would this be understood literally or figuratively? Like, is there an actual count of 1,000,000 turtles or is this just a way of saying she has a lot of turtles?
Well.. depends on the context I guess.
I am one of those turtles
Waar heb ik een fout geschreven : "she has a million of turtles". ik zie het echt niet ???
Je kunt geen 'of' in deze zin gebruiken... Dus 'she has a million turtles'. Anders zou het zou zijn als je 'ze heeft een miljoen van schildpadden'. Snap je het? :)
In ieder geval, sorry voor de foutjes!
Why is it "een miljoen" and not "één miljoen"?
In English it isn’t necessary to say one million either, a million is fine too.
why is it een miljoen but hondrerd and duizens dont take an een
Because languages aren’t always consistent. No real reason, it just sounds odd to a native speaker so we know it’s wrong, but it’s something you’ve got to learn.
Why is it not "één miljoen"? After all, these are numbers, we are counting: één miljoen, twee miljoenen...
Because not every word needs to be as if you’re counting, in English you would also say a million except when emphasising
She must like soup.