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"Toen hij vijf jaar oud was, was zwemmen zijn ding."

Translation:When he was five years old, swimming was his thing.

November 19, 2014

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

"zijn ding" is really used in this way in Dutch?

November 19, 2014

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

I think we borrowed this usage from English in the past 10-15 years, before that this usage was practically non-existant if I recall correctly.

November 23, 2014

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

Interesting; that's around the time I noticed it shifting from slang to more accepted usage in English.

February 23, 2018

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

Yes :)

November 19, 2014

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

I think I've heard "Doe je ding" in a movie before

March 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rik872

Is it used in English??

September 22, 2015

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

Yes it is.

December 29, 2015

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

Yes, "his thing" is a thing.

June 23, 2018
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