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"Zij bellen de dokter."

Translation:They call the doctor.

July 26, 2014

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

I would say "They phone the doctor" is also acceptable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colfin_96

As a German I mix up "bellen" with the German word for "barking", which is "bellen" all the time -.-

There's a lot of words in Dutch and German that are written identically but mean quite different things so it's quite funny sometimes :)


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

Found this in Antwerpen, and, being German, found it very amusing, too! Wonderful case of a "false friend"! https://bondagetop.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/7787637_5838cd3604_m.jpeg


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

did that in german class in highschool too... but then the other way around...


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

What's the difference between dokter and arts?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Annie881

Not much, I think. But when you say 'arts', i automatically assume it's a house doctor... I'm not sure though.


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

A house doctor? I am not familiar with this term. Is this like a GP (general practitioner)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Annie881

Yeah, sorry, I meant GP. (Mirror translating from my mother language to a language foreign to me to talk about a third language also somewhat foreign. Yaaay)


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

They are calling the doctor should also be correct

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