"De vrouwen spreken."

Translation:The women speak.

September 1, 2014



What is the difference between het, du and de?

September 22, 2016


Use de with common nouns (masc. / fem.) and het with neuter nouns.

de man
the man

de vrouw
the woman

het kind
the child

Always use de with plural nouns.

de mannen
the men

de vrouwen
the women

de kinderen
the children

Du does not exist in modern standard Dutch. It's basically the equivalent of thou in English and as such has been replaced by jij/gij.

March 28, 2019


Could I use the women are speaking?

August 17, 2018


Yes. Also correct is "The women are talking"

September 24, 2018


I wrote the women speaks/talks - which of course was wrong. Can someone explain to me what that would be in Dutch?

September 1, 2014


That is not a correct English sentence. "Women" is plural and the forms "speaks" and "talks" are only used for singular subjects. Assuming you meant the singular "woman", it would be:

  • De vrouw spreekt - The woman speaks
September 1, 2014


Thanks for clearing this up for me.

September 2, 2014


Het is speaks en niet speak

January 24, 2019


Speaks would be third person singular. This is plural.

January 24, 2019


Is it not also correct to translate this "The women are speaking."? I understand that it does not read "De vrouwen zijn aan het spreken.". But, is it incorrect to translate "De vrouwen spreken" in present progressive?

August 26, 2019


I gave the exact version as the previous example of "correct", and it was considered incorrect. A bug?

August 26, 2019
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