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"In september begint de herfst."

Translation:In September fall starts.

December 2, 2014

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

can you also say: "de herfst begint in september"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rkvance5

Yep. It really depends on which part of the sentence is more important. If someone had said "Zomer begint in September", you might snap back "Neeee, de HERFST begint in September!". But no one would ever say that. Because everyone knows when fall starts...


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

In September fall starts ...? Somehow it just doesn't sound right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CJ.Dennis

You're right. It should be "Autumn starts in March".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tracey843948

That gave me a laugh, and I have to admit that without thinking about it I translated the sentence as 'In September spring starts'... Have to stop thinking like an antipodean!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ilan891003

In september the autumn begins. What's wrong with this?


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

Why the 'de' preceding 'herfst'?

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