"Our granny is boiling eggs for us."

Translation:Ons omaatje kookt eitjes voor ons.

August 21, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T-Rose

I had the following translation: Onze oma is voor ons eieren aan het koken. Shouldn't that also be a good translation?

August 21, 2014

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

That should be accepted as well. I hope you reported it.

August 21, 2014

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

Yeah it should, although I'd rather say "Onze oma is eieren voor ons aan het koken"

March 18, 2015

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

Normally, yes, but I guess it has to do with the fact that you didn't use any diminutives (either omaatje or eitjes) -as in this skill we are learning about diminutives, it figures we have to use a diminutive in every sentence.

July 25, 2017

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

Sometimes the incorrect multiple choice options make me giggle "Onze oma kookt katjes voor ons."

February 13, 2015

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

Mmm de katjes zijn lekker!

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brjaga
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I had "onze omaatje" and it was marked wrong. Is "onze" for "de words" and "ons" for "het words"?

April 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El2theK

Yes, "de oma" - "onze oma", "het omaatje" - "ons omaatje"

April 10, 2015

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

So all the diminutives are het words?

April 17, 2016

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

Yes. You can even use it to your advantage - if you don't know whether specific word is het- or de-woord, you can make a diminutive a be 100% sure :)

May 27, 2016

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

Is there a different word for "boil"?

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/macneil88

What are the dutch equivalents for scrambling, poaching, and frying eggs? These are all forms of cooking eggs so why is boil the correct answer?

September 12, 2018
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