My answer was "He used a spoon in order to drink the soup". Should this be correct?
Eten means "to eat". Therefore, for the sake of learning the language properly, you should remember and simply write "to eat soup". :)
Dutchy speaking here. This sounds like "gebruikt" to me.
I clearly hear 'gebruikte'.
Agreed. I hear gebruikt. And I am Dutch as well
I am Dutch as well and I clearly hear "gebruikte". Yes, you need to pay attention but in real life you also need to pay attention when someone says "gebruikte een"
Hope I can help.
Click on the single word "gebruikte" I can hear the "e" sound.
Click on the whole sentance the "e" sound completely blends into the "een" words sound.
So to me I hear gebruikte,
Than I hear gebruikt een.
if spoon is "lepel", what is ladle?
Pollepel, or soeplepel, or juslepel. Though personally I use the first.