"The child wears the shirt because it is clean."

Translation:Het kind draagt het hemd, omdat het schoon is.

December 23, 2014



Why i cannot use doordat?

June 6, 2015


In this cause because indicates a reason (there is human reasoning involved), the reason why the child wears the shirt is the shirt being clean. Doordat can only indicate a cause (with no human reasoning involved).

Omdat can both indicate a reason (like here) as well as a cause. In the following sentence it would be possible to use both omdat and doordat because there is a cause and no human reasoning is involved.

  • Het hemd is vies, omdat/doordat het in de modder ligt. - The shirt is dirty, because it is lying in the mud.
June 6, 2015


That's clear now! Thanks a lot for the explanations!

June 6, 2015


Thank you for this good explanation. It helps me very much.

December 15, 2016


Super clear explanation, thanks a lot!

June 25, 2018


Can 'want' be used here or should that also not be used for human reasoning?

August 27, 2019


Why does it not end with 'het is schoon' ?

December 8, 2016


Have a look at the explanation and links already given on this page

December 8, 2016


why can't i use "want", and keep everything after it in the same order as for "omdat"?

May 25, 2015


They belong to different clauses.

June 6, 2015


Het kind draagt het hemd, want het is schoon;

Het kind draagt het hemd, omdat het schoon is;

Het kind draagt het hemd, aangezien het schoon is

October 30, 2017
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