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  5. "I like playing."

"I like playing."

Translation:Ik speel graag.

July 18, 2014


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What about "Ik vind spelen leuk"?

August 7, 2014


Why is it "ik hou van spelen" and not "ik hou van speel" ?

August 26, 2016


Ok on this i had words to pick and I put ik graag speel when it should be ik speel graag. Whats the tule that says graag goes at the end

November 27, 2014


The rule is that the verb goes second.

November 27, 2014



February 16, 2015


Shouldn't "ik houd van spelen" be accepted? If not, could someone please explain this?

July 18, 2014


You're right, 'Ik houd van spelen' is correct.

As a side note: You might want to write:

  • Ik hou van spelen

without the 'd'. Writing 'houd' is not wrong but rather formal. I always use 'hou' as the first person singular conjugation in everyday language :)

July 18, 2014


But why 'ik hou van spelen' and not 'ik hou van speel', just like ik SPEEL graag? Or what about 'Ik houd speel?'

June 8, 2015


maybe we should put the verb in the infinitf form after " van " .

October 10, 2015


I think they want us to translate "Ik houd van spelen" as "I love playing".

July 24, 2014


why is "ik spelen graag" wrong? It told me spelen graag not graag spelen

March 17, 2017


I think because "spelen" should be conjugated "speel" with ik. So, "ik speel graag."

April 21, 2017


Is ,Ik houd van speel correct.

March 29, 2017


no, Ik = correct. houd = correct, but very formal / old style it is also a translation of "love" loving and liking is quite similar like houden van en leuk vinden, so it is not completely wrong. Thus acceptable. But Duo could be more picky. van = correct speel = not correct: should be "spelen" . That is more difficult to explain. it is: "ik speel" = i play. Spelen = playing,

April 21, 2017


It's totally impossible for me to pronounce the letter 'g', I just cannot do it, is there another way to pronounce it without all the phlegmy noises?? If I pronounce it as an English 'h' will I be totally incomprehensible? Does anyone have a tip for this??

April 25, 2017


You can also do this course without speaking, that is a setting. The dutch "g" as in "graag", ""groot" and "groen". or "gewoon" are not so common in other languages. but if tou take the english "g" from: "great" that would fit in quite well in "graag" "groot" and "groen". the "g" in "gewoon", "goedkoop", "geel". For that "g" use the french "h" from "hotel" as a start. or make a combination of the english "g" and the french H or also the fench "g" from "gratuit"

April 25, 2017


Just keep practicing and try to get as close to the real thing as possible xD

October 21, 2017


You can cheat it a little bit by keeping a bit of saliva in the back of your throat

November 30, 2018


You can sort of cheat it by keeping a little bit of saliva in the back of your throat

January 24, 2019


When using the construction vind...leuk, which form of the verb goes between the two?

I wrote Ik vind spelen leuk, which was accepted--is spelen the infinitive?

August 5, 2017


So how would you translate the word graag? cause I thought about ik vind spellen leuk

September 23, 2018


Are graag and hou van interchargeable?

January 24, 2019


Graag is an adverb. Houden is a verb

January 24, 2019
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