"Zij proberen het eten."

Translation:They try the food.

4 years ago

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Could this be translated as both 'They try the food' and 'They try to eat it'?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vam1980
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Only 'They try the food' because 'eten' is the noun here. 'They try to eat it' would be 'zij proberen het te eten' ('eten' becomes the verb and 'het' becomes 'it').

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schiffmeister
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what does the "te" do in that sentence you provided? Is that "to"?

4 years ago

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Yes. In that sentence Dutch "te + infinitive" = English "to + infinitive".

4 years ago

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schiffmeister
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Thank you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juan7911
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Why not "they try the meal" ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schiffmeister
schiffmeister
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Different meaning. Meal and food are different, although meals are indeed made of up food. :)

2 years ago

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Has proberen a link with the Spanish probar ?

1 year ago

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Is "They taste the food" a possible solution ?

2 years ago
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