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"Op wiens paard?"

Translation:On whose horse?

August 9, 2014

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

Is wiens very used in dutch? Or can you also say: op de paard van wie?


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

You can use Op het paard van wie?, but it's normally used to have some extra emphasis on wie and/or to express more emotion (you're surprised and have no idea who the person is whose horse will be used). I guess wiens is more common.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dutchesse722

The Dutch region I'm from, we don't say wiens. We'd say ,,Op wie z'n paard?" I'm not sure if that's considered a coloquialism, or acceptable Nederlands.


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

I'd say it's colloquial, but it's commonly used, so probably on its way to become standard Dutch and wiens is on its way out.


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

Thanks, I'll keep it in mind! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Delire6

Is "wiens" also used in flemish? Sorry for asking, I know it's dutch from the Netherlands that we learn here. But as a belgian, I mostly need to learn flemish. So if a flemish could help me with this one, it would be really cool. Thanks!


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

Yes it is. Also easy to look up online.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike902778

Do I sense some sarcasm in this question?


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

"On whose horse?" sounds a lot to me like "You and what army?"


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

I thought the same. Some of these sentences do not make sense to start with, in either language. Certainly not for a language learner.


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

Is it just me, or is the word 'paard' not clear enough in the audio? It sounds like the woman speaking says 'baard', or 'pbaard'.


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

Can 'who's' in place of 'whose' work here too?


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

Who's in English, is a contraction of either who is or who has. It has no meaning of whose whatsoever.

So no, who's cannot work here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gas22989

What's the difference between wiens and welk(e)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susande
  • wiens = whose
  • welk(e) = which/what
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