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Norsk en Nederlands

When I see "jij", I keep getting tripped up by the memory of Norsk "jeg".

October 11, 2014

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

Think of the English you :)


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

Given that English (US) is my native language, and given that I am aware of "ye" in Old English, thinking of "you" should come easily to me, one would think! Maybe I can work the Scandinavian out of my system by studying Dansk for a while and then switching back to Nederlands. The Romance languages also tend to give the wrong clue about "jij", with "yo", "je", "eu", etc. Ego! Ego sum abbas, sum abbas Cucaniensis!


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

Me too! It tripped me up sooo many times! You are not alone. I wish I could tell you it gets better xD


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

And jij (and even more so, je) makes me think of French je!

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