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"Een eeuw is over."

Translation:A century is over.

September 28, 2014

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimonKoch-Sultan

With all these bizarre twists on English grammatical features in Dutch, it's nice to see something familiar.


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

I gather this means that a century has ended.


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

That's right.


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

But it doesn't accept, "a century is finished"? I'm confused.


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

The (male) pronunciation of "eeuw" at slow (turtle) speed sounds distinctly and confusingly as if it ends in a "L" sound. At normal speed the pronunciation is as expected.


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

Can you also say, een eeuw is voorbij and een eeuw is op/om?


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

een eeuw is voorbij, yes. een eeuw is op, no. een eeuw is om, mmm doesn't sound completely wrong, but I wouldn't


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BasCB
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Voorbij is certainly correct. Om should be fine too


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

...And a new one begins.

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