"Op wiens paard?"

Translation:On whose horse?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/serenahil
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Is wiens very used in dutch? Or can you also say: op de paard van wie?

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/serenahil
serenahil
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Thanks, I'll keep it in mind! :)

4 years ago

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

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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Yes it is. Also easy to look up online.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ayetach

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gas22989

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

2 years ago

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Mike902778

Do I sense some sarcasm in this question?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/allenfrang

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

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

7 months ago
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