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"De man heeft de menu's."

Translation:The man has the menus.

July 18, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/usamesabirli

The pronounce of "menu's" is wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessy292950

Yeah the old voice pronounced it properly


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngleTerran

Why is there an apostrophe on "menu's", does it occur after 'u's or something?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kai_E.

Check out this thread about plural nouns, the section about Plurals with -s in particular: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3751777


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngleTerran

Thanks, so generally after vowels. But also for the possessive case.

http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=Pronouns.po06


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenkvist

No, for the possessive you just add an s unless it causes the same vowel issue.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

...and an apostrophe is also added by itself after a word ending in 's' which is like in English, yet after a consonant other than 's' the Dutch possessive has no apostrophe unlike English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nima.Salami

So why doen't koe (cow) become koe's. It's 'koeien' for plural


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kai_E.

It is irregular, like kind -> kinderen, so it doesn't follow the typical rules.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreddieMcFee

"Menu's" sounds a bit like "Minoes".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulineStinson

it's not pronounced correctly by Duolingo, the e in menu should be a schwa


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreddieMcFee

Ah, thanks. I do rather like "Minoes", though. :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMerrie
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We are aware that "menu's" is pronounced wrong. Unfortunately, we (the contributors) can't do anything about it, other than reporting it.

In the meantime, here is the correct pronunciation of "menu's": https://nl.forvo.com/word/menu%27s/#nl


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emr_rmt

Thank you for this link. The pronunciation has been driving me bananas! Could not understand how "menu" was so similar to English but once pluralized sounded more like "mean-aus."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nicodraxus

Or "mean arse," which is kind of entertaining.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaLondaGra

Pronunciation of "menu's" is incorrect


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mario812173

maybe it was robot speak?

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