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"Wiens boeken heb jij?"

Translation:Whose books do you have?

October 25, 2014

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

Is there really anything wrong with 'Whose books have you?'. It's perhaps a bit archaic or posh but could it work?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simius
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  • 6

We've recently started accepting phrases like that, since they are apparently quite common in the UK. Feel free to report if it is rejected anywhere!


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

I have mistaken broeken and boeken so many times! And I totally DID expect "whose pants are you wearing" from Duolingo XD


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

I swear she says "hep". I don't know that word, but it definitely didn't sound like "heb".


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

At the end of a word the letter b is sounds like a p, but otherwise it sounds like a b in english


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

Can that refer to authors of said books?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gsantos88

Couldn't it be "Which books do you have?" instead?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMerrie
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  • 39

That would be 'Welke boeken heb je/jij?'


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

shouldn't it be "hebt"?


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

You drop the t when jij (or je) comes after the verb. There's a number of comments about this on similiar challenges, if you look around.

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