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"The men have fresh bread."

Translation:De mannen hebben vers brood.

November 12, 2014



Why vers not verse ??


If no article at all comes before a het-word, then the adjective does not get the -e ending.


Could you give an example when there is an article before?


I would also like an example if possible, I would think De is an article


" ik heb een mooi boek" and you basically have " het boek" so here come "een" as an article


When the noun has an article then it has the -e? In the example above is brood without article and has vers without e. In the example you gave it would seem it should be een mooie boek?

  • Het brood - het verse brood - een vers brood - De mannen hebben vers brood
  • De groente- de verse groente - een verse groente - De mannen hebben verse groente

Bear in mind that brood and groente can function as mass nouns, hence you cannot say.

  • De mannen hebben verse appel
  • De mannen hebben groot paard

These are singular and hence, like in English, they require an article.

  • een verse appel
  • een groot paard

And like English, plurals don't take an article.

  • verse appels
  • grote paarden

More info: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3888221


Why there is not "een" before?


It's because bread is a mass nouns, you would not say "a (fresh) bread"

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