In my previous question I answered "Zij zijn eenden" and it said that an alternative answer is "Het zijn eenden". But in this question when I answered "Het hebben schildpadden", it says I am wrong!
I think that "het" means "this/that", so it doesn't fit very well for this question .
Het means it or when paired with the verb zijn it can mean they.
"Aardvark" means "earth pig." "Nuishoorn" means "nose horn." What does schildpad mean?
If you break it down, "(het) schild" means "shield" and "(de) pad" means "toad", so "shield toad" :)
Just like the german Schildkröte, while Kröte is toad, too.
It's the same in swedish. Sköldpadda=schildpad=schildkröte. Sköld=schild. Padda=(de) pad=(die) kröte.
And I'm wondering how all these languages which came from the same place have different words for toad - English included
Varken = pig, neushoorn*, you're thinking of Afrikaans I assume, Afrikaans is very different from Dutch.
Oh yeah. It comes from Dutch, though, isn't that correct?
Afrikaans is a simplified version of 17/18th century Dutch, yes.
"Hun hebben schildpadden" is right to?
No, only in some dialects.
then i live in that area with that dialect...
Ik ben Brabander, veel mensen zeggen 't hier, maar het is eigenlijk fout Nederlands.
in het noorden zeggen ze dat ook
Why the obsession with turtles? In all the times I've been to NL I've never had a conversation about turtles :-)