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"Why do they write or read during lunch?"

Translation:Waarom schrijven of lezen zij tijdens het middageten?

August 5, 2014

7 Comments


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

The word order for this sentence is confusing. Is there anyway to understand this sentences' word order and if this type repeats somewhere else?


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

It's a standard word order, similar to:

  • Waar eten we vandaag?

See the open questions section under 6. in this full explanation.


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

Is it necessary include the article and say "het middageten," or can you just say "middageten"? What's the difference?


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

To me personally it sounds awfully strange to say "tijdens middageten". I know in English you don't have to say "during the lunch", though in Dutch it definitely is better to say "tijdens het middageten".


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

Tijdens het middageten en gedurende het middageten is hetzelfde.


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

Middagmaal is ook een vertaling voor lunch.

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