Translation:The journalist has spoken about Vlieland and Texel.
"Journalist" (journalIST, not journAlist), "Vlieland" (vlEEland, not vliYAYland) and "Texel" (tessel, not texel) are all mispronounce in this sentence. I've reported, but just thought I'd give everyone a heads-up.
Yes, I just reported it as well. The course does not seem to be maintained by native speakers.
Thanks for the people who made the course. They are just a bunch of incompetent brats, right? So nice of you.
Ah, thank you, I've just raised a discussion point elsewhere about "Vlieland", as the audio seems to have an extra syllable in it somewhere!
I've been reporting some of these "verteld" sentences, if only because they seem to have an awkward translation in English. I feel like it should be:
"The journalist has talked about Vlieland and Texel."
I think "told" could only be used if there was a direct object in between:
"The journalist has told stories about Vlieland and Texel."
Just saying "told about" seems wrong in English.
I could see (the somewhat archaic) 'told of' or 'talked about', but yeah, 'told about' sounds wrong.
Actually Te'ks'el is correct (I guess only inhabitants of Texel will agree with me). So it is not unheard of, and is used.
Still it is funny to hear.
There has always been discussion if it's pronounced Te'ks'el or Te'ss'el, but people will know what you're talking about.
Assimilation, which caused /ks/ to become /s/: http://taaladvies.net/taal/advies/vraag/788/tessel_texel/
as Journalist usually "report" the news.... I used "the journalist has reported on Vlieland and Texel" I guess I took a bit too much poetic license?
Unfortunately we are talking about the verb to tell not to report. Even if it is almost the same for a journalist, it is not the same word.
But you may report it and the moderators may add it as an option, of course.
so, "telling" is also "spoken? " I think "reports" fits the context much better. Just asking for clarification:
"The journalist has spoken about Vlieland and Texel." is the Duo translation
isn't spoken some past tense of "speak"? spreek? Inquiring minds want to learn ;-}