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"De kinderen wonen dichtbij."

Translation:The children live nearby.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Jeronimo-Ramirez
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Could you use Vlakbij instead of Dichtbij?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-B-S-

Yes, you can use both. Both mean "nearby". Keep in mind that when you say "Ik woon dicht bij mijn ouders" (I live near my parents), the word "dichtbij" is splitted, because what "vlak bij" belongs to (that is "mijn ouders") is behind "vlak bij". If that is not the case (with words like "vlak bij", "dicht bij", "midden in (in the middle of)), the word is not splitted. If you are able to read it, here is the source: https://onzetaal.nl/taaladvies/advies/vlakbij-vlak-bij

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jamalrafoul1

Wat is het verschil tussen dichtbij en vlakbij ,alsjeblieft.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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According to the dictionary vlakbij is a bit closer, but personally I just treat them as synonyms.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FreekVerkerk
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"The children live near" is toch ook goed: https://translate.google.nl/#nl/en/dichtbij

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cmdrvasari
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What about "near here"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tineeblusher
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Ok so i spelt wonen wrong... i spelt is as wonnen... does the meaning change that much from the typo....?

1 year ago

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I looked it up quickly and "wonnen" means to win, so I think you said something like "the children won nearby." https://m.interglot.com/nl/en/wonnen

1 year ago