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"De Maan draait rond de Aarde."

Translation:The Moon orbits around the Earth.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nasoszfr

why here "the moon goes around the earth" is wrong, while a couple of sentences earlier, "the planets go around the sun" was the correct answer??

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Loeniboy

actually we don't.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OreoPriest

Can you hear the difference between 'man' and 'maan'? Both are plausible here semantically.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vam1980
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Yes, the difference is audible.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OreoPriest

Thanks! I guess I just have to listen more carefully...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mossyrock89

Have a quick comparison on Google. It will give you the gist of the difference.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kot789

long vovel vs short vovel

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dordoom
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a - /ɑ/ - like a in English war.

aa - /aː/ - a long a sound.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WordFitlySpoken
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So...we capitalize "moon" and "earth" in Dutch? This seems important to know, as we do not capitalize "moon" in English and rarely is it correct/necessary to capitalize "earth," according to my English textbooks...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OreoPriest

Not sure what English textbooks you've been looking at. When talking about the celestial bodies, i.e. the planet we live on and its moon, it's the Earth and the Moon. As a synonym for ground, 'earth' takes no capital, nor do moons in general. If you're not really talking astronomy, then you can talk about the sun and the moon without capitals.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rekty
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In Dutch, Maan and Aarde don't have capitals neither.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulineStinson
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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baumbaerin
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thank you for the link :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/markvanments

Is "orbits around" a tautology?

10 months ago