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"Drie is meer dan twee."

Translation:Three is more than two.

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/orputi
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So dan can be translated for both than and then?

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raahiba
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Yes, though I believe that then in the past is toen.

'Ik ga vanmiddag de stad in en dan kom ik terug.'

'Ik ging gisteren naar het Concertgebouw en toen ging ik naar huis.'

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaCa826187
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I think it was originally the one word in English, too until two distinct words developed. And if you look online, it appears they are merging again as you often see things like 'Three is more then two' and less often 'I'll see you than'.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/monkey_47
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'Three is more then two' and 'I'll see you than' are both wrong. Just because you see people using then/than this way doesn't make it right. The only grammatically correct spelling is 'Three is more than two' and 'I'll see you then'.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaCa826187
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I wasn't saying it was right. I was just saying it happens. Language changes.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/monkey_47
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LOL. Yes, language changes. Just like you can now find "tonite" in the dictionary. To the best of my knowledge though, than and then haven't become interchangeable yet and are still distinctly different in their proper usage - for now.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaCa826187
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Yes, as I say, for some people the distinction is starting to blur. I wasn't claiming that this merger had happened, had already started to happen or was going to happen.

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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kreilyn
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like in english, just in comparations, right..?

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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  • meer dan = more than
  • evenveel als = as much as

Native speaker often incorrectly use meer als when they should use meer dan.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andre.juan

In the audio it's heard "t-vee", but isn't it "t-vay"?

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StanKing1
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The new guy is doing "t-vay". (June 3rd, 2016)

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mohsin_dutch

good to know :)

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Reply2 years ago