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"The bear eats a sandwich."

Translation:De beer eet een boterham.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/lyds1177

How can you tell if it's "het" or "de"?

3 years ago

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Most of the time you just have to memarise it but the duolingo site has a good explanation for some of the rules

3 years ago

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I think this is a reference to a Dutch children's song called "Ik zag twee beren" which is about two bears making sandwiches.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellen10430

Every time I get this I have to think of Yogi Bear and his people-food addiction.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LustAufEinEis

Oh wow what would "broodje" be then in English if it isn't "sandwich"? O.o

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mikequinn3

Like a bread roll, literally a "little bread"

If you want a cheese roll in the Netherlands you only need to ask for "broodje kaas"

Sandwich is boterham.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LustAufEinEis

I'd translate both "broodje kaas" and "boterham met kaas" as "cheese sandwich." I've no idea how the English speakers make the distinction here?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lcephoenix

This made me picture a bear sitting on a bench just casually eating its sandwich during lunch break. These sentences are ridiculously hilarious sometimes!

2 years ago