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"Ik ben teleurgesteld in je."

Translation:I am disappointed in you.

October 15, 2014


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Can't you also say '... with you' ?

October 15, 2014


Maybe in English, you can. If you'd say "ik ben teleurgesteld met je", it means you have compassion with someone and you are together disappointed in something.

September 9, 2016


I thought the same.

May 4, 2016


As an English speaker, I've never heard "disappointed with" used with the same meaning as "disappointed in". To me, "disappointed with" would mean the same thing as the Dutch "teleurgesteld met". It's also used with non-animate nouns such as "I'm disappointed with this project I'm working on."

I'm guessing the Dutch "Ik ben teleurgesteld in je" is something a parent might say to a child for getting bad grades in school or for getting into trouble. If so, then the English equivalent is definitely "I'm disappointed in you."

November 1, 2018


Not in English. You must say "disappointed in" someone or something.

October 20, 2016


Don't you actually say "to be disappointed by someone"?!

November 7, 2014


You can say both, though to a native English speaker the connotations are different. "by" makes it more impersonal, and is more often used with something (even though it can be used with some one). "In" makes it much more personal, and expresses more of a feeling of being let down.

December 31, 2014


"Ik ben teleurgesteld in je" = I am disappointed in you. "Ik ben teleurgesteld door je" = I was disappointed by you.

September 9, 2016


You can say "with " as well and it would be nice if you added it.

February 16, 2016


Does anyone know the ethymology of teleurgesteld/-ing?

June 19, 2017


can't you also say '....of you'?

March 12, 2016


No, that is one preposition we do not use with "disappointed."

April 12, 2016


thank you

April 13, 2016


Waarom is "jou" hier gebruikt niet?

August 24, 2017


je is the unstressed form of:

jij (personal pronoun, subjective case)

jouw (possessive determiner/adjective)

jou (personal pronoun, objective case).

September 16, 2017
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