"I am thirsty."

Translation:Ik heb dorst.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/btuck812

So 'I have thirst' rather than 'I'm thirsty'

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaW8
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As in German „Ich habe Durst“ or „Ich habe Hunger“. Anyway, nice you're stating the obvious/Nice you got that

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AristocratFairy

As in spanish "Tengo sed" or "Tengo hambre" (Tengo= have=heb = habe)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GabyAngelB

Thank you so much . . Had my doubts

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sprmry
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The thing is that "honger" and "dorst" are not adjectives (such as "hungry" and "thirsty" in English) but nouns. That is why these words aren't used with "ik ben".

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/medtapex
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Can we say ik ben dorstig like in german?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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You could, it's a bit of an awkward way of saying it but it's not wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TaylorStra5

Why wouldn't you sat ik ben dorst instead of ik heb dorst. Im confused as i thought heb meant have

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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In Dutch you say you have hunger/thirst. So literally: ik heb honger = I have hunger

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TaylorStra5

Thank you .

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baukebos
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In Dutch "ik ben dorst" doesn't exist. The sentence "Ik ben dorstig" is acceptable, but it sounds a bit odd. I'd recommend "Ik heb dorst", since it's more common.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nfally

Why did they used ik heb not ik ben when it says to be I AM as in english ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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Because in Dutch one says that they have thirst rather that that they are thirsty.

1 year ago
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