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"Hoeveel winters lang?"

Translation:For how many winters?

August 3, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dxrsam

Bilbo sings:

I sit beside the fire and think
of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring
that I shall ever see.

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring
there is a different green.

I wonder how many winters he would live for.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dim-ond-dysgwr

Ik zit naast het vuur en denk na

van hoe de wereld zal zijn

wanneer de winter zonder een lente komt

die ik ooit zal zien.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tatianandreeva

Hard to imagine in what situation this could be a proper phrase. Any suggestions?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susande

E.g.: For how many winters has there been no Elfstedentocht?

Answer: 17.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hamishNL

"1,000 winters long", from the song "Candles" by Within Temptation. Relevance: they're Dutch. [insert 'metal horns' here]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boss_Lady_

Game of Thrones.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/springbett

In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, they always referred to a King as reigning for "x winters". Maybe they did that in the Netherlands?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wei-Da

If not taken literally, does this sentence mean "how many years long?" and can we employ this one in asking how many years (for normal daily Dutch)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YvonneJanssen

voor hoeveel jaar? = for how many years?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelTip2

I tried "How many long winters?", and that wasn't accepted.

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