"Twee olifanten tegen één beer"

Translation:Two elephants against one bear

August 3, 2014

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterPan173079

I bet ten lingots on team elephant.

September 13, 2018

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

I thought she said, "Twee olifanten drinken een bier."

August 3, 2014

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

I preffer they'd drink a beer then fight a bear :( Or maybe both them and the bear can drink a beer.

October 17, 2014

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

Yeah the difference between the two "een"s is very subtle. I got it wrong too.

August 14, 2014

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

her pronunciation is terrible, mostly i cannot understand her. Now i listened this sentence many times, but i couldnt hear the letter 'b', and had no idea, against 'what' is there.

May 29, 2019

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

I will be selling tickets for the low price of €15

September 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cari671803

Well.... there goes Smokey the Bear.

November 11, 2018

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

I reported my sentence which I think would be correct - "Two elephants against a bear".

February 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El2theK

For the purpose of learning

  • één = one
  • een = a/an
February 23, 2016

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

Protip, don't give an Lingot away until you have actually posted the story you just wrote.

That's a fair point. It's better to not give too much slack while learning. Even more so when één and een are so similar. So I'm mostly just going to troll here.

Okay, so where we got a/an from was the old English one. When you're talking about a single thing, you will almost always use 'a'. You'd only use one to really imply you have one of something. You'd be more likely to toss in an 'only'.

Anyway, have an Lingot for your wasted time.

October 3, 2017

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

The purpose of this exercise is to learn the numbers, not the indefinite articles. So, sorry, but you're wrong ;-)

October 31, 2018

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

My money is on the elephants

November 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Addicted359

Ik ben met de beer

October 22, 2017

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

I think I'd vote for the 10000 rats

February 5, 2018

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

The first thing I thought was "Why are the elephants against a beer?"

Then I payed more attention.

February 20, 2018

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

Does that sound like a fair fight to you?

March 2, 2018

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

Shouldn't it accept "Two elephants to one bear"? When I hovered my mouse above the word "tegen" it listed "to" as an option, but Duo marked it incorrect when I answered with that.

May 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterPan173079

That's for talking to

September 13, 2018

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

Now that's what I call a real bar fight!

July 18, 2018

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

"two elephants against one BEER" sounds better

August 12, 2018

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

ok which country is that going to happen in??

February 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shaun_Hasting88.

And who will win this struggle ? I'm on the elephants side!

March 17, 2019

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

I think this is the Dutch version of the Thunderdome!

April 17, 2019

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

Why is it written 'één'? What's the difference between 'een' and 'één'?

July 31, 2019
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