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"Dat is een boek."

Translation:That is a book.

September 21, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonathanso42

Why can't I use "this" instead of "that" in this case?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colfin_96

Because "this" is translated "dit" and "that" is "dat" ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S10QaN

It's situation-based. If you're pointing at a book across the room you can say "that is a book". If you're holding a book you can say "this is a book".

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