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"Jij leest en ik slaap."

Translation:You read and I sleep.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/OllyMtfc

How could you ever say that you're asleep? ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anc0133

Why not Je?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Je is correct as well. Unless it was a listening exercise and the voice said jij, in that case je is not accepted.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SiobhanWray

How do you say "you [formal] are sleeping" (with "u")?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo
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U slaapt

11 months ago

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That's correct. However, in Dutch we often use the verb "zijn" ("to be") + "aan het" to show that we are in the middle of an activity that is still in progress.

In this case:

  • "You are sleeping." (formal) = "U bent aan het slapen."

It's comparable with the English 'present continuous'.

"U slaapt" and "U bent aan het slapen" are both correct.

4 weeks ago

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I'm lazy

1 month ago