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"Vla eten is geen kunst."

Translation:Eating custard is not an art.

October 15, 2014

13 Comments


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

Some would beg to differ.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnGardne7

Uneaten custard, the part smeared on one's chin and blouse, is not an artwork.


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

I Fully disagree to literally translate this expression into English! Why not eg ' Eating custard is no big deal' ?


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

I believe they left it with the literal translation as ¨geen kunst¨ & ¨not an art¨ seem to be a shared idiom between English and Dutch, also I could use a sentence ¨doing something is not an art¨ to imply that the person is being to cautious or being a perfectionist in the way they are doing said task, whereas you wouldn't be able to use ¨is not difficult¨ in this situation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/demjja1

Story time: Once, during my visit in the Netherlands, which took place couple of years ago, I found a box of vla in our host's fridge, and my mid-European brain thought to itself: "Wow, I didn't know they call milk vla in Dutch."

I think you can imagine my face after I tried to dump it in my drink.


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

Why the put "Simple" and "Easy" as possible translations of "Geen Kunst", but at the end, the correct answer is the literal "Is not art"?


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

in the beginning of this exercise, vla was pie and now it is not accepted here


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El2theK

You're probably confused with vlaai.


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

...and there's no wrong way to eat a Reese's.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoAmy56

Ooooo... wat dacht je van wat vla-flip? :D


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

Challenge accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sean007nlbtw

Het is geen kunst maar wel lekker

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