"De oude man vertelde me over zijn relatie met een tulp."

Translation:The old man told me about his relationship with a tulip.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AnUnicorn
AnUnicorn
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Blue rhinoceroses, old men loving tulips...this chapter feels like a lost page from Alice in Wonderland!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/asdrubale88

Trolling level: "Stoned Dutch Duolingo Contributor".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/randycola

Agreed! Such a relief after the last chapter.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastianChw
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Looks like this is the context for Je mooie tulp van mij

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan--
Jonathan--
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The Dutch are very open minded.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oudeman

It was beautiful for a season.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fabiocicm

This is a free world indeed: Hetero, Homo or Vegiefile.

3 years ago

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

Is it some Dutch version of "The Little Prince"? :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Svoaree

It's where my thoughts went too! =) Maybe someone will come up with a nice story about it.

2 years ago

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

Handshake:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NBL2015
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Why not "The old man told me about his RELATION with a tulip" ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KiloJam
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Any real historical examples? Sounds like a very Dutch thing to happen!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Never heard of anything like that. The only thing that comes close is the tulpenmanie in the Dutch Golden Age (Gouden Eeuw, 17th century) which is seen as the first well documented economic bubble. The value of Tulip bulbs rose to extreme levels and subsequently crashed.

The sentence about a relationship met een tulp indeed is an unusual case of somebody being very attached to one specific tulip. However if you change it to …zijn relatie met de tulp it suddenly turns into a normal sentence about for instance some bloemist (florist) that likes tulips a lot and tells how these flowers had an impact on his life (as with all relationships it's a bit more than simply liking them).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dante345909

This is probably the most romantic phrase I've ever read in my life.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kongomueller

afasie...

10 months ago
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