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"Such a thing does not work."

Translation:Zoiets werkt niet.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Trixy-la-Louve
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"Zoiets doet het niet". Would this work, or am I remembering an earlier exercise completely wrong? :)

Or was it OK in that exercise, but not OK here?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcinTust

Well, that is the translation suggested by the hints. I've found quite a few questions where the hints do not comport with the required answer.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gbrotske
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is "zulke" interchangeable with "zo'n" in this case?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcuslangford

No zo'n is short for zo een (such a) zulke literally just means such.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sonty2
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it may be short for 'zo een', but 'zo een' is not accepted :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RossGarton

Yeah why does "Zulk ding werkt niet." not work?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hazelbric
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It would be "zo'n ding" I think (at least I wrote that and it was accepted)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tyndermynder
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where can you apply such a sentence in English?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DutchDuoL
DutchDuoL
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"He tried to lure his dog using food, but such a thing doesn't work if he's not hungry"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tyndermynder
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thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/--Clifton--

Is it wrong to say "zulk een ding..."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bogfred
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zulke dingen =such things. zo een ding =such thing zulke oude dingen= such old things , zo een oud ding= such an old thing etc,

1 year ago