Translation:A woman eats the apple.

4 years ago



een= 'a' in English. right??

2 years ago



1 year ago


"Hij drinkt" translates to "He drinks", then what would be the ending in dutch for the verb "eet" when used for a third person singular, which in this example is "een vrouw". Isnt there any table rule for verb endings for singular/plural based on gender?

4 years ago

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The infinitive form of this verb is "eten". To make the third person singular in Dutch you drop the ending -en and add a -t. That is what happens with "drinken": -en +t = drinkt. The problem with "eten" is that eten: -en + t = *ett. But according to Dutch spelling, you won't repeat the "t" in the end, so "et". But since it is a long sound finishing with a consonant, you have to double the "e", hence "eet". Here is the thread about the present tense in Dutch: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3762671 and the one about spelling: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3733043

4 years ago


Thanks Carolind!

4 years ago


I had a brainfart from that. Thank you for the explanation.

3 years ago


Fallé al responder puse Eat en vez de Eats. Es lo que pasa por aprender Neerlandés en Ingles. O saves muy bien uno de los 2 idiomas o te arriesgas a fallar en cosas tan tontas como esa.

1 month ago


Ja. 'An' appel

2 weeks ago
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