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"Our granny is boiling eggs for us."

Translation:Ons omaatje kookt eitjes voor ons.

4 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/T-Rose
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I had the following translation: Onze oma is voor ons eieren aan het koken. Shouldn't that also be a good translation?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikvanEn

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

3 years ago

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimonMayer
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Sometimes the incorrect multiple choice options make me giggle "Onze oma kookt katjes voor ons."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcuslangford

Mmm de katjes zijn lekker!

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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Yes, "de oma" - "onze oma", "het omaatje" - "ons omaatje"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carloscids
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So all the diminutives are het words?

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carloscids
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Is there a different word for "boil"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

1 week ago