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"Ik heb mijn eerste marathon gelopen."

Translation:I have run my first marathon.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dani_girl12

Why is 'gelopen' (when hovered over shown as walked) translated to ran?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Lopen = to walk. Sports contests are an exception, lopen is used in stead of rennen (also for sprint distances). I'm not sure why, maybe a short form of hardlopen.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dani_girl12

Ahh op die fiets. I knew lopen was walk, that's why I was confused as to why it translated into the sentence as ran. Wasn't aware it was an exception in sports! Bedankt :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sirnuke
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Say you did actually walk your first marathon (which is still a non-trivial accomplishment), how would you say that?

3 years ago

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While in progress: ik ben mijn eerste marathon aan het lopen.

When you've finished it (say last week): ik heb vorige week mijn eerste marathon gelopen.

3 years ago