Wouldn't a plural noun (boeken) require the -e form of the adjective (vele instead of veel)?
Veel: always veel, except if a definite article precedes it, then it's vele.
davidvdb: Veel is an exception, it's irregular
The modern model of grammar assigns veel to be a quantifier rather than an adjective, given that it is establishing the quantity of books rather than saying anything about the type, size, color, etc of the books. Veel is the indefinite case (that used in this sentence) and vele is the definite case (used when referring to specific books).
Therefore no exception is required, or monickers of "irregular". Personally, I prefer this model. One less rule exception!
I agree with gbrotske, and if I am not wrong, there are only 6 irregular verbs: hebben, kunnen, mogen, willen, zijn, zullen
Vele boeken sounds unnatural and maybe an old person would say it that way. Vele is not incorrect, but veel sound better. Vele just stresses it a lot, when somebody uses vele I'd expect a house full of books.
DE vele boeken, DE vele muizen = THE many books, THE many mice
veel boeken, veel muizen = many books, many mice
The type what you hear also accepts "Ik heb vele boeken"... Why is this? I know both can't be right.
Is there a synonym for veel. Like. Idk if they are proper words. But I'd say. I have lots/tons/heaps. I only ever hear veel. Spoken or written.
I've noticed the audio, to me, has the 'v' almost sound like an 'f'...is this how it's supposed to sound, or is it a limitation of the audio for the course?
You can use both. It's more common to make a v sound like an f. It's laziness actually.
As I've heard so far in this course, the “v” sounds like and “f” in other words like “vis” or “van”, so I guess it is correct.
I actually don't know that that would make it correct. If it's consistent, I think that it might be b/c of the poor audio (elsewhere on the site it's mentioned how the audio that is used is NOT what the team had originally hoped to use, and that it has problems). I would assume that those problems would be consistent.
veel/vele, even though aren't adjectives (but adverbs) follow the same -e ending rule of adjectives?
Why is it not "Ik HEEFT veel boeken"? Difference between heb and heeft please?