"Do you have fresh fish?"
Translation:Hebben jullie verse vis?
From the English wording, one cannot know if formal "u" or informal "je" is intended, so it is a bit random whether you get a correct answer.
It's not random, as long as it isn't a listening exercise all the 2nd person singular and plural answers are correct, providing you use the right conjugation. So here the following would be correct:
- Heb jij/je
- Hebt u / Heeft u
- Hebben jullie
Ok, thanks. I was misled by the "you used the wrong word" response, but that explains it.
I would have thought that if we used "je" or "jij", it would be "Hebt" as it was second person.
Where are the tips and notes regarding if words have an e or not. I am so confused and I swear I looked everywhere, probably am missing it. I have no idea why words have an e sometimes ex. "belangrijk*(e)" Thanks for any help!
Check this, it was the only source that actually helped me!
My answer "heb jij een verse vis" was not accepted. How could I know if you in this sentence means plural (Jullie) instead of singlura Jij/je?
When questions are asked in Dutch, the word order changes slightly.
"jij hebt vis." = "you have fish." "Heb jij vis?" = "Do you have fish? Because of this change in word order, the -t suffix is dropped. This only happens in the second person singular, so only with "you".
From the grammar info page: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3762671
How does the conjugation of the regular verbs in the present tense work?
The first person singular is formed by the stem of the infinitive – ‘en’. The second person singular receives the suffix -t, added to the stem. However, if the personal pronoun comes after the conjugated verb, inversion occurs and this suffix is dropped. Example: “Loop jij vandaag niet?” = “Are you not walking today?”