"De klomp is kleurrijk."

Translation:The clog is colorful.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sofiarayol
sofiarayol
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Is "rijk" or "ijk" a suffixe like "ful" in english? Can it be used with other words?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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It can be used to make a compound. I think it's not a suffix, since rijk is a word on its own as well.

  • rijk = rich
  • waterrijk = full of water
  • voedselrijk = full of food
  • schatrijk = filthy rich (literally it's treasure rich)
  • belangrijk = important (lit. rich in importance/interest)
  • kansrijk = promising (lit. rich in chance)
  • vindingrijk = resrouceful/inventive (lit. rich in findings/inventions)
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ashton79836
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I love finding the places where English and Dutch's points of origin can be found. Words from each language that share a concept are so oddly close but not quite the same. For example, you said "kansrijk" is promising, or rich in chance, and based on patterns I've seen so far I'm reading the word "kans" to mean "chance" as in: It CAN happen, there's a chance. Am I making a stretch or is there a common origin in meaning there? :P Other examples are words like "achter" to mean "behind", which is obviously "after" but it's just not quite how we commonly use the word in English.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wampaku
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You should check out The History of English podcast. His examples of cognates from other Germanic languages are why I decided to start learning Dutch in the first place. It's so fascinating how similar English and Dutch are -- and it's interesting to see how and where they're different, as well. ^_^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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I'm not an expert, but they look like words with a common origin indeed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sofiarayol
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Thanks! That was very helpful :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lukman.A
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[QUESTION]

So, "belang" actually means importance/interest, doesn't it?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Yes, but take care with the different meanings of interest, they have different translations:

  • It is of great importance. = Het is van groot belang.
  • Money gives interest. = Geld geeft rente.
  • Her interests are reading and music. = Haar interesses zijn lezen en muziek.
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/narion_k
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Yes, and it's also similar to the German -reich. As adjectives, both rijk and reich can mean "rich"; as suffixes, they can both mean "full of", like -ful.

For instance, leerrijk = lehrreich (literally "full of teaching") = educational. If you're really lucky, you can even translate completely using cognates: mineraalrijk = mineralreich = mineral-rich.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FraserMetcalf

Would it be possible for it to also accept "colourful" as a spelling of colorful?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/altusvantonder

They fixed it, it now accepts "colourful" as well

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marvincorea
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who doesn't love colorful clogs...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dutchy64

I would also translate kleurrijk as 'many colours'. Or is that to descriptive?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TobyBartels
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I hadn't seen "klomp" before now, although it wasn't marked as new. I guess it's onomatopoeia?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wampaku
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Is "de klomp" acceptable to use in a similar way to English, as in, "I find the clog to be a beautiful shoe," which refers to The Clog in sort of an idealistic or Platonic sense? Or does the de/het construction always and only refer to specific, individual instances?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucianaFer262484
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LGBTI's clogs!

1 year ago
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