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"The big house has a bathroom, a kitchen and a garden."

Translation:Het grote huis heeft een badkamer, een keuken en een tuin.

July 26, 2014



When would I use groot instead of grote? I thought I should use it here as huis is a 'het' word.


het huis - when the 'het word' is preceded by an indefinitie article no letter is attached to the adjective (indefinite article 'een') < for example, Dit is een groot huis, en dat is een klein huisje. > -when the 'het word' is preceded by a definite article een 'e' letter is attached to the adjective preceding the 'het' word ('het',possessive pronoun 'mijn', demonstrative pronoun 'dat') <for example, het groene huis/dat groene huis/mijn groene huis is groener dan uw blauwe huis. >


I just remember that the only case where the "e" is ommitted is when you say een + (het word), like een groot huis (hope I don't get it wrong, not a native ^^; )


No, you still say "een rode jas" (a red coat) and "een rood huis" (a red house) because jas is a de-word and house is a het-word.


That's not a correction.


Here's how I remember it. In German, there's an adjective rule which says "big 3 get an e". That means for der, das and die, if followed by an adjective, you add an e to the adjective, e.g., das große Haus. It's the same in Dutch. If it's "the" big house (as opposed to "a" big house), you add the e, and put grote, whether it's a de word or a het word.


I still don't get it


This is getting REALLY frustrating now. When do you drop the -e with het words? I've seen people on here get high votes for saying both when it is used with 'het' and 'een' words. It can't be both, someone is wrong! (I know there's an exception for nouns such as The White House/Het Witte House) What is the rule and exceptions?


Het grote huis - Een groot huis. De grote hond - Een grote hond.


check out the comment by fehermadar


badkaker = bathroom is not the best translation, I think.



So what would you call the room where you take a shower and/or a bath?

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