why thuis? doesn't it only mean at home?
But doesn't huis sometimes mean home, too?
That's right, in sentences like "Ik ga naar huis" (I go home). For some reason the word "thuis" isn't used a destination, instead "huis" (only singular without article) is used.
Right. Thuis can both mean home and at home
I thought this also.
Any Dutch etymology nerds out there to tell me if "thuis" is related to German "Zuhause"? And if so, was an earlier form of the Dutch word written/spoken "te huis"?
Why not onze?
Onze is only used for words with the article "de", but thuis is a "het" word
...Just like "huis" is :)
So Huis and thius are just words we have to look out for, right?
Duolingo offers 'at home' as a definition for thuis.
Can you say "ik ben thuis bij het strand"?
So huis = house
And thuis = home or at home
Am I right ?
Yep, Ik ben thuis means like i'm home
I think that might come the archaic accusative case. Ik ben het (the neutral pronoun in the accisive) huis –> ik ben 't huis –> ik ben thuis...
Thuis comes from te huis - t'huis - thuis