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"My mother goes to the city with the subway."

Translation:Mijn moeder gaat met de metro naar de stad.

August 11, 2014

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

Can you "rijdt met de metro"? or do you always have to "gaat met de metro"?


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

I don't like the English "my mother goes to the city with the subway" - she may go "with someONE" but they "take" the tube or "go BY".


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

She has a sub sandwich under her arm on in her lunchbox when she goes with the subway., (Sub sandwich - a sandwich on a long roll. It has many other names. Subway is a company in the US an (I think) Canada, that sells this type of sandwich.)


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

Yes, Canada has Subway, but it also has Mr. Sub (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Sub). I think most of the major Canadian cities have many U.S. companies operating in them.

Canada also receives European products like Smarties (the candied chocolate - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smarties) and Kinder Surprise (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise).

Canada also has Kernels Popcorn - https://www.kernelspopcorn.com/Default.aspx


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

I wonder if NL does


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

As a Torontonian, I would probably say either

"My mother goes to the city on the subway"

or

"My mother goes to the city by subway"

"Take the subway" is also used (e.g., "How are you getting there?" "I'm taking the subway.")

I wouldn't ever say "I'm going with the subway".

So, yes, the English translation here sounds unnatural to me as well.


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

What's wrong with 'Mijn moeder gaat naar de stad op de metro.'?


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

That would imply she's on top of the subway, which I imagine is not a fun place to be


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

Mission: Impossible? Nee!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/banichka1

mijn moeder gaat naar de stad met de metro, should also be correct i assume?

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