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"He needs his medicine."

Translation:Hij heeft zijn medicijnen nodig.

August 6, 2014

11 Comments


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

Does "medicine" have to be plural?


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

No it doesn't, you can also have one medicijn.


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

Ah, okie doke. I haven't had to translate it to Dutch yet, so I wasn't sure if it would be accepted. Thanks!


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

Obviously the next question is: 'de medicijn' or 'het medicijn'? What do you think? ;-)


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

Well, Duolingo uses "het," so that's what I'll use. I never know what to think when I see "de en het" on the site I use to find out whether a word is a de or het word.


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

Both can indeed be used for 'medicijn'! That's why I asked, there was no wrong answer! :-)

'Het medicijn' does sound a lot more Dutch, so I like your pick of sticking with 'het'! Good job!


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

Duo marked me wrong for 'de medicijn' but right for 'het medicijn'


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

Why "hij heeft zijn medicijn nodig" is not accepted?


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

It's correct. I think they just haven't added it as an accepted translation yet. Report it if you haven't. :)


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

Is "Hij heeft zijn medicatie nodig" not correct?


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    Medicine is one type of medicine with a unknown amount. Medicines are different types of medicine. In het Nederlands is dat allebei medicijnen. Als iemand verschillende soorten medicijnen nodig heeft is dat in het Engels "He needs his medicines."

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