Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

"Mijn moeder schrijft een briefje."

Translation:My mother is writing a note.

0
3 years ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/schiffmeister
schiffmeister
  • 18
  • 14
  • 14
  • 11
  • 11
  • 7
  • 5
  • 2

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

1
Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
  • 21
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 89

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.

1
Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schiffmeister
schiffmeister
  • 18
  • 14
  • 14
  • 11
  • 11
  • 7
  • 5
  • 2

Can "briefje" be letter? or small letter?

1
Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
  • 21
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 89

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

2
Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schiffmeister
schiffmeister
  • 18
  • 14
  • 14
  • 11
  • 11
  • 7
  • 5
  • 2

Thanks!

1
Reply1 year ago