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"I like your orange backpack."

Translation:Ik vind jouw oranje rugzak leuk.

September 6, 2014

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michaux299326

Is "ik houd van jouw rugzak" possible ?


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

This was marked correct for me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jantje78222

It is possible... but I wouldn't suggest using it. It is a rather over the top thing to say about a backpack. When I read that sentence, I imagine seeing someone sitting in a chair throwing their hands in the air, stretching their legs wide, their eyes twinkling and their voice filled with enthusiasm.


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

As native speaker we also use "ik mag jouw oranje rugzak"


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

In the future you should report things like that (using the Report a Problem button that shows up when your answer is marked).


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

It sounds the same like in German)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David46774

How does 'mag' translate to 'like'?


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

...no we don't. Maybe that a german influence? -another native speaker


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jantje78222

When you say native, do you mean Belgium or Holland? At the very least, that would not be accepted on an official language test in Holland, it could be that some groups use this form informally, but is it not "official" Dutch.

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