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"Wij eten meestal vis op vrijdag."

Translation:We generally eat fish on Friday.

August 1, 2014



According to the dictionary, "meestal" means mostly, and "gewoonlijk" means usually. So is there a reason I got this wrong when I answered "We mostly eat fish on Friday"?


From my previous life, I also have a feeling the 'meestal' can be translated as 'mostly'


Mostly is absolutely fine. Duolingo is crazy to think otherwise.



how are these different when translating to english?

we eat mostly fish on friday or we mostly eat fish on friday. Duolingo says the first is incorrect, but translating to english either is right IMHO.


With regards to the English, being pedantic I think these have 2 different meanings. "We eat mostly fish on Friday" - Out of the food we eat on a Friday, most of it is fish (the plate itself contains mostly contains fish). "We mostly eat fish on Friday" - When we eat on a Friday, it's usually fish. (The Friday meal would usually consist of something fish based)


Dear friend, sorry to bother you on this issue again. After seeing your answer, I am still wondering how to translate the "we eet meestal vis op vrijdag" properly, is it "we eat mostly fish on Friday", or the other way?


"We mostly eat fish on Friday" The position of the adverb (Mostly/meestal) is different in Dutch, so you can't translate the words directly in the same order.


Thanks for reminding, so could you please tell the proper translations of these two? "We mostly eat fish on Friday" "We eat mostly fish on Friday"


I would like this, too


Meestal eten wij vis op vrijdag = We mostly eat fish on Friday; Wij eten meestal vis op vrijdag = We eat mostly fish on Friday. I hope this helps, but I could be wrong.


I'd like to know that too.


I'm not sure how long ago Wei Da wrote that question but since there's no answer yet and I would also like to know.. Can anybody help translate to Dutch "we mostly eat fish on friday" vs "we eat mostly fish on friday"? It will help understand the positioning of words, or so I hope. Thanks!


We eat fish generally on Friday, is also correct in American English.


Doesn't that imply that Friday is the only day you ever eat fish? If so, I don't think that this is what the Dutch sentence means.


Can somebody help me on the exact meaning of "we mostly eat fish on Friday"? Does it mean, on Friday we usually eat fish, however for some Friday, we eat something else, or, on every Friday we have fish as the main dish of our meals however there are some dishes too.


I think it's open to all of those interpretations.

However, in some Christian traditions it is usual to only eat fish or vegetarian dishes on Friday, i guess this is what they are getting at. In the UK (where i live) this tradition survived into the late 80's where i lived (in the North) when everyone would get fish and chips from the shop my mum worked at on Friday. It was hell on those days and because of that i can't eat battered fish any more.


Thanks so much for the input. This is acutally a quite valuable lesson, I sincerely appreciate it. Well, the only question I have now is ... is "battered fish" a kind of cuisine?


Yes, it's a large piece of white fish fried in batter. it's very bland, but so is most English food.


Deze week heb ik geroosterd kippen meestal gegeten



And so, how do you translate: "We mostly eat fish on Friday"?


it is typically ..generally sounds weird


as a native English (British) speaker, generally sounds normal to me here. Personally I'd use it more than typically.


Twee filosofen reizen in een trein. Eerste filosof kijkt uit het raam en zegt: "Ah de schapen zijn allemaal geschoren." De andere volgt zijn blik en zegt: "Nou, ze hebben aan deze kant op zijn minst".


Me too. Anyone knows why, and how international is this habit?


Catholics transitionally were forbudden from earing fish on Fridays dueing lent. Some catholcis observe this rule beyond lent. Restaurants have come to accommodate this practice, leading ti the traditions we have now.


There are at least three traditions concerning eating fish on particular days that I have experienced so far:

(1) in former USSR Thursday was considered a "fish day". This correlates well with astrological symbolism (Thursday as well as sea is ruled by Jupiter)

(2) in Eastern Orthodox Christianity there are certain periods (from days to months) when eating meat is not allowed, but fish is not considered to be meat, and so it works as a substitute. Most of the year monks are expected to observe the "lesser fast", which disallows meat on Wednesdays and Fridays, but allows eating fish on those days.

(3) in the UK they tend to eat fish on Friday.


And " we are genteally eating fish on fruday??" Marked as wrong. Anyone able to explain why? Thanks


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