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"Wie is de verpleegkundige?"

Translation:Who is the nurse?

December 19, 2014

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

Could you find a more complicated word for nurse, please? If I get injured in the Netherlands and I ask for a nurse, I can't remember that to save my life

February 15, 2015

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

I'm growing very fond of this word! The other one is "bezienswaardigheden"- visitors' sites.


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

Just ask for a doctor instead ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yuyu2809

You should look it up in swedish


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

jesus... if I learn this I can learn anything...


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

Do the Dutch have some sort of shorthand or slang for "verpleegkundige"?


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

No, but there are alternatives: "zuster" (female nurse) and "broeder" (male nurse)


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

Wow. Im gna have a hard time spelling that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kim-n-2000

And they say german words are long!


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

Compound words in Dutch and German are made in exactly the same way, so in terms of how long words actually get, it'll be very similar.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/edwin.walker

Difference between "verpleegkundige" and "verpleegster"?


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

Verpleegster is female, verpleger is male, verpleegkundige can be either.


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

This is the first Dutch word I've found not to be in wiktionary. Could you give us a breakdown of the parts? Is it like "care-giver" or something?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susande
  • plegen = to act/do (only in specific contexts), e.g.
  • overleg plegen = to consult/to have a meeting
  • misdaad plegen = to commit (do) a crime
  • pleegkind = foster kid
  • pleegouder = foster parent
  • verplegen = to nurse
  • de verpleegster = the female nurse
  • kunde = science/knowlegde/being able to
  • natuurkunde = physics (lit. nature science)
  • scheikunde = chemistry (lit. splitting science)
  • meetkunde = geometry (lit. measure science)
  • bouwkunde = building physics
  • verpleegkunde = study to become a nurse (lit. nursing science)
  • verpleegkundige = nurse

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

long dutch words are my favorites. I especially like the word: meervoudigepersoonlijkheidsstoornissen


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

Just amazing


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

I think this is my favourite Dutch word. :)

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