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"I am sitting between the boys."

Translation:Ik zit tussen de jongens in.

3 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/dustinwinski

Do i have to put 'in' at the end?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulineStinson
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no, not necessarily

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gas22989

Why do we need 'in' here and why is it at the end of the sentence?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MentalPinball
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You don't really need it.

It's part of the preposition, tussen... in: together they form a unit of meaning. You can think of them as in between.

I suppose in is placed at the end of the clause because it has a similar behaviour to that of the particle in separable verbs. Just guessing, by the way, since I'm a learner just like you.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eryashnik
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WHY, do we have to use "tussen in" for houses but not for people?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thinkmac
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Eh? You and I must have different exercise question. I have "I am sitting between the boys" and the answer is "Ik zit tussen de jongens in" So there is a "in" at the end for people

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eryashnik
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Read comments directly below yours.

Also I think this has changed from a year ago and before there was no 'in' at the end for the standard answer.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UnitarioRe

Talking to Dutch Native Speakers: they don't explain me why or when, they just they know when... and that broke my soul!!!!! =(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ehsan_Mehmed
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so you have to talk to flanders or any dutch speakers who live in Brussels. They would explain it to you as good as they can. I've tried and it works!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yohonet

Would "ik lig" also acceptable?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raahiba
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Liggen = to lie, it wouldn't be a good translation of 'sit'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PowerBoyAakash

What about Ik ben tussen de jongens aan het zitten in?

2 years ago