I have a question that is not related to this, and some may regard me as a complete moron ,buuut, anyway, my question is: Do the Dutch people speak as fast as in these tasks cause I find it difficult sometimes to seize and notice all the words. I often miss some "het" "naar" "aan" "de" because they say it very rapidly.
Is it also acceptable to say, "Wij gaan naar het cetrum toe."? After the Prepositions lesson I drilled the "naar...toe" structure into my head, and am more confused than ever now if there is something unique in the meaning or if it is the same as just saying "...naar het centrum". Thank you.
The given translation is poor English. In Dutch "het centrum" in a context like this ALWAYS means the village/town/city centre. In English (and also in American English) however, it is unusual to say just "the centre/center" - one says "downtown" or "city center/centre". Reported accordingly.