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"Mijn moeder schrijft een briefje."

Translation:My mother is writing a note.

4 years ago

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is "my mother is writing a letter" not right? does the "je" change brief to note?

4 years ago

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Yes, the diminutive implies it's something small/quick, so e.g. a note or a shopping list. Een brief will also never be a note, but always a letter.

4 years ago

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Can "briefje" be letter? or small letter?

4 years ago

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I don't think so, I would always use korte brief for a small letter.

4 years ago

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Thanks!

2 years ago