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"Hij is mijn echtgenoot."

Translation:He is my husband.

September 11, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tyedye67

It kind of sounds like, "he is my astronaut."


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

could you also say "hij is mijn man"?


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

Does anyone know why this word is like that? It sounds like two different words. I wonder what is the history ernaast dis word :D


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

I said 'he is my spouse'. Why is that wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamPeel2

Why not 'he is my spouse'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El2theK

Spouse is also accepted.


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

Maar ik ben de echtgenoot. O.o Also Noot noot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ion1122

Nowadays in the U.S., when two men or two women marry, they may say things like "he is my wife" and "she is my husband".

What is the situation in Dutch? Can one say "hij is mijn vrouw" or "hij is mijn echgenote", and "zij is mijn man" or "zij is mijn echtgenoot"?

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