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"I eat bread in the afternoon."

Translation:Ik eet brood in de middag.

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/andresrod777

Namiddag is afternoon...

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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In Flanders, perhaps. But in the Netherlands, "middag" refers to the period between 12 and 6 o' clock. See here for more (in Dutch).

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2200Lucia60
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But if 'middag' refers to the time 12h>18h. Then when starts the 'namiddag' and the 'avond' or the 'nacht' , Simius? I suppose namiddag=avond, from 18h till the moment we go to bed...?? Thanks, Lu

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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"Namiddag" is not used in (most part of) the Netherlands. "Avond" starts around 6pm and "nacht" around midnight (or around sunset, if you are talking about day vs. night).

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2200Lucia60
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I didn know this about the Netherlands, Simius. Very precious post, yours! Thanks again, Lu

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LauCo4
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I got a different suggestion for my sentence: Ik eet brood's middag. What does the 's stand for?

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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's middags is a remnant from the old genetive des middags and in this case means as much as in the.

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Reply11 months ago