"Wespelenzonderdoel."

Translation:We are playing without a goal.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Boguslav

This lesson is well designed - many enigmatic sentences to make everyone discuss it. Normally I would have never read comments about football ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

Does this mean that they're playing like football or something without a physical goal or they're literally just playing for no reason?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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It can mean both playing without a physical goal and playing without a reason.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils
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So, this could essentially mean what we do when we say "we are not keeping score"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hoogeveen19
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Yeah it can. But more accurate translation for "we aren't keeping score" = "we houden geen score bij"

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio
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No article needed with "doel"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thvnoort
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No, not needed. In sentences with 'zonder + noun' the article is redundant.

Putting an article in there isn't wrong though. In this case 'zonder een doel' (=without a goal) and 'zonder het doel' (=without the goal) would also be correct.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Juul96010

zonder het doel would be only correct if you mean the physical goal if you're playing for no reason you should use zonder doel of zonder een doel :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasper_3
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Why not "we are playing without goal"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silverthornfire
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I would say 'We play for fun.'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raslc
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Hallo! Ik schreef:

"We play without goal" , and it was marked wrong.

Is it because the use of 'zonder' makes 'een' irrelevant ooor...? Is this the case with other nouns (abstract or not)?

Hulp alsje...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Domleschg
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In English, "goal" is a countable noun, so you need the article.

1 year ago
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