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"Bent u een ouder?"

Translation:Are you a parent?

3 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JCalderonTorres

I though you could leave the t off (ben) when using the second person of the singular

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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Only for "jij" and "je", not for the formal "u".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JCalderonTorres

thanx mate!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nailya.sha
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I tried looking up 'ouder' as a noun to see if it is de or het and Wellidwoord did not recognise it as a noun. Is it a de noun?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jendefer
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de, according to wiktionary

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MariondG
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What an interesting sentence. Bent u een oudere? or Bent u ouder? has a very different meaning.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jparker44

Seems strange that for "Ik heb een broer" I can't say "I have a brother" for but for this one I can say "I am a parent".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gement
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I remember the other sentence you mean and it was "Ik heb één broer" (with accents on the ee), which makes it "one" instead of "an".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jparker44

Thanks, I tend to not see those accents at all for some reason

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmaJennie

Silly question, but just curious: why not the very literal "Are you an elder"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jendefer
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That would be, "Bent u een oudere?"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL
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Presumably because it's a disguised adjective (een oudere mens)?

1 year ago