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"Wie is de verpleegkundige?"

Translation:Who is the nurse?

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffHK
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I'm growing very fond of this word! The other one is "bezienswaardigheden"- visitors' sites.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulineStinson
PaulineStinson
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Just ask for a doctor instead ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Silvastone
Silvastone
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jesus... if I learn this I can learn anything...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReneeDubuc

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulineStinson
PaulineStinson
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No, but there are alternatives: "zuster" (female nurse) and "broeder" (male nurse)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrentNock

Wow. Im gna have a hard time spelling that

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kim-n-2000
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And they say german words are long!

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

Difference between "verpleegkundige" and "verpleegster"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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Verpleegster is female, verpleger is male, verpleegkundige can be either.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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  • 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
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bearDRN
bearDRN
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I think this is my favourite Dutch word. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jesmmifs

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xipetotec
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Mmm, kinky!

10 months ago