"Toenhijvijfjaaroudwas,waszwemmenzijnding."

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

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/schiffmeister
schiffmeister
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"zijn ding" is really used in this way in Dutch?

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamskj
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Interesting; that's around the time I noticed it shifting from slang to more accepted usage in English.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RigelKentian

Yes :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcarlosmjr
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I think I've heard "Doe je ding" in a movie before

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rik872
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Is it used in English??

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VeledaLorakeet
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Yes it is.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NCThom
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Yes, "his thing" is a thing.

6 months ago
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