"Willen jullie avondeten?"

Translation:Do you want dinner?

July 20, 2014


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I put " you want dinner?" is this not the same thing as "Do you want dinner?"

August 8, 2014


In casual speech, you want dinner? or even dinner? as a question is OK. I hear similar constructions all the time. Using the more formal form is usually better for these lessons, however.

September 30, 2014


That would be correct if that was a statement. "you want dinner, he wants dinner, etc.". If you want to ask someone if they want dinner, or anything else, use "do". Always try your best to use grammatically correct sentences :).

August 30, 2014


Also 'Will you have dinner?' wasn't accepted.

January 11, 2015


I think that "would you like dinner?" should also be acceptable but it was marked incorrect

October 30, 2014


The slowed down version doesn't work. Only the first word of the sentence can be heard.

July 20, 2014


I thought that "Do you all want your dinner?" would work. How come it doesn't?

March 29, 2017


Because it's not referring to anybody's dinner in particular. Just dinner.

March 29, 2017


This is cool because I'm improving my English as well :) I wrote "Do you want a dinner?" which is wrong :(

August 30, 2014


It is wrong because "To have dinner" is an idiom. There are situations where you can use "a dinner", for example: "We have a dinner every year on the occasion of...".

August 30, 2014


It should accept 'Do you want to dine?' as a valid translation.

May 3, 2015


Dinner is the evening meal

December 5, 2015


If I am ordering at a restaurant, is it acceptable to say "Ik wil ... ... alstublieft"?

February 7, 2017


Ik wil graag....

May 28, 2017


i put you guys want dinner? and it said false it corrected to do you guys want dinner?

October 1, 2017

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Duolingo tends to disregard punctuation, and tends to favor the standard over informal. In everyday conversation with tone of voice to provide context, "You guys want dinner?" is perfectly fine. But Duolingo is a computer program and can't really tell the difference between that as a question and that as a statement.

October 1, 2017


and your welcome for the 5 l┼čngots :D

October 1, 2017


owh thx :) well that really was annoying... duolingo system ahhhhhh i dont like you! :p

October 1, 2017
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