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"Links staat een bank."

Translation:On the left is a bank.

December 1, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/plasma991

If someone was to say "on the left is a couch" (say they were giving a tour of a house).... Would that look the same as this sentence? Only context would clue them if "bank" was a couch or a bank?


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

I put in couch and it was fine


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

What about 'links staat er een bank'? Is 'er' correct here?


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

er = there. But there is no "there" in the English sentence, but you have used a normal dutch sentence. 'links staat er een bank', so I would accept it. : ) keep up the good work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hitoshi366589

For the English translation, wouldn't it be more correct to add 'there' - On the left, there is a bank?


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

"There is a bank at the left." waarom is dit fout?


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

Not "at the left" but "on the left".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NBL2015

Een bank staat links.

Would this word order be OK, or is there a reason for the order presented by Duo ("Links staat een bank.")


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

'Een bank staat links' means 'a couch (always) stands on the left side'.


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

It sounds like: "A bank stands left" We usually use more words. I know that the dutch have a reputation of being rude and straight forward, but this is too much.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Irene426562

When does one use staan and staat?


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

If something is long or has legs it is able to stand, so a plank leaning up on a wall staat, but a plank lying on the ground ligt, a couch has feet so it stands, etc.

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