"Het bier is van jullie."

Translation:The beer is yours.

October 8, 2014



Why does the "van" need to be there?

November 29, 2014


According to the grammar rules that I read there is no exact equivalent of the English yours for the plural. So while your (plural) beer is jullie/je bier, the beer is yours is translated as het bier is van jullie (i.e. of you)

January 8, 2015


I has to be there because: yours = of you = van jullie.

You (singular) = jij/jou/je

(depending on role in sentence... I give you = Ik geef je/jou. You give me = Jij/je geeft mij/me)

You (plural) = jullie

Yours (singular) = van jou

Yours (plural) = van jullie

June 26, 2016


I don't quite understand why this is incorrect, "The beer is for you", if you hover over each word, van is 'for' and jullie, is you.

February 22, 2015


I was about to ask, similarly, if "The beer is for you" (implication is someone has given you the beer) is not a meaning of this sentence, then how would you say "The beer is for you." As in, here is a tray of drinks, the beer is for you.

February 28, 2015


Het bier is voor jou/jullie.

October 31, 2015


Why is it false if I say the beer is "from you" instead of "yours"?

October 8, 2014


Well I don't know if the Dutch word van conveys the same meaning as the English from in all cases. In English the beer is from you would mean that you gave it to somebody as a present

January 8, 2015


Just a small grammar note "why is it wrong" (not false) :)

January 8, 2015


Why not van jou instead of van jullie?

September 30, 2015


When the sentence flips to you having to translate to Dutch (from English) that is indeed an option.

September 30, 2015


Difference in sound between beer and bier?

February 22, 2016


I got it incorrect placed "It is your beer", I am slightly confused on the difference to "The beer is yours"

February 21, 2017


The two explanations give different meanings. I'm still not convinced by the comments below.

October 12, 2016


How can this mean both "is yours"and "is from you"?

February 4, 2017


Same here: why doesn't DL accept "It is your beer" ?

April 20, 2018


Garbage pronunciation.. I'm a Dutch native and couldn't understand what he said.

May 28, 2019


Is there any way to differentiate between "beer" and "bier" in spoken Dutch? Obviously in real life you'll be able to tell from context, but since Duo gives nonsensical sentences, both bear and beer are equally possible.

August 18, 2019
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