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"Een koe is geen nummer."

Translation:A cow is not a number.

4 years ago

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/undergroundo

I've heard this at least cow hundred and cow times. I still don't buy it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardWal211702
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It is a free man!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaCa826187
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Viva la cowverlución!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaybekwa

It is a free cow

FTFY

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iwsfutcmd
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Het is een vrije koe!

RDVJ

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelOffner

Cow can be a number if we use it as a variable. Like cow to the power of chicken equals 42.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert_Haug
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No, Patrick, cow is not a number.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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I know the episode you are referencing. ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeniusJack
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Out of curiosity, which show?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Unfortunately, Spongebob Squarepants (Band Geeks is the episode). The original line is something like, "No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument." I know too much, I must retreat into the shadows.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThatOneKidJosh

LOL!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert_Haug
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I wasn't actually referencing anything, just kind of parodying the fact that Patrick from Spongebob is as dumb as a brick...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Figures I would see a reference where there wasn't any to begin with, but at least I got the show right. ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlsEenPoffertje
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My life has been a lie!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dhalphir

This question brought to you by the number J.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Repelsteeltje
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This is not really true in Dutch farming. My uncle gave the cows, his girls, a name followed bij a number. So Anna 1, Anna 2. The daughter of a cow had the same name, so he allways knew the bloodline and he could compare their milkproduction.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FreddieMcFee
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Hard to argue with that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bes89
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It's name is Jean Valjean!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turner227
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How twee.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kousael
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Dit is een waarheid als een koe.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MartaHollandse

When does een have accents? I thought it was when used at the beginning of a sentence.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis
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"een" is "a"/"an", "één" is "one".

  • een koe - a cow
  • één koe - one cow
7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Repelsteeltje
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Only when you want to stress that there is only one it is één koe.(not two) Got it?

3 years ago