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"Toen ik jong was, mocht ik geen broek dragen."

Translation:When I was young I was not allowed to wear pants.

December 4, 2014

7 Comments


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

But nowadays everyone starts making a scene unless I'm wearing them!


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

Then, how would you say 'I was allowed to not wear any pants'?


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

"Toen ik jong was, mocht ik zonder broek buiten gaan" or something?


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

Would like to know this as well.. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark484003

There isn't a direct translation that sounds natural and can't be interpreted two ways.

But you could say "Ik hoefde geen broek te dragen"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Romalda14

In days gone by,(as late as the 70's) women were not allowed to wear pants, only dresses!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vicky960409

This definitely sounds weirder in relation to UK English than American!

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