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"Hij is ongerust over de toets."

Translation:He is anxious about the test.

3 years ago

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Filjan
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Duo seems to have a problem with nervous and anxious. As far as I am concerned either would be correct in this context.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rekty
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He is not calm about the test seems like a litteral translation. Would it be ok? I didn't try it (don't want to learn the easy translation haha).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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He is not calm about the test would be Hij is onrustig over de toets. Although they look alike, ongerust and onrustig have different meanings. I don't know about their origins, but I can imagine (on)gerust and (on)rust have a similar root and their meanings drifted apart over time.

  • ongerust = worried, concerned or anxious
  • gerust = confident, comfortable, (re)assured
  • onrustig = restless
  • rustig = calm
  • uitgerust = well rested

  • Het gaat slecht met de economie, ik ben ongerust = The economy is hurt, I am worried

  • Ik belde mijn vrouw om te zeggen dat alles goed gaat, nu is ze weer gerust = I called my wife to say everything is well, now she is reassured again
  • Het meisje kan niet stilzitten, ze is erg onrustig = The girl can't sit still, she is very restless
  • Het waaide niet, de zee was kalm = There was no wind, the sea was calm
  • Ik heb uitgeslapen, ik ben uitgerust = I slept long, I am well rested
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/valerie870471

What about "unsettled?" That seems like a direct translation. Not quite the same as restless, not really anxious.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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I think anxious is a better translation, but I'm a native Dutch speaker so I'm not too sure about the difference in meaning between anxious and unsettled.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffHK
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Unsettled is more serious in degree than anxious to my ears.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/valerie870471

Funny, I feel the opposite. Unsettled and uneasy are about equal in my mind. Not quite as serious as anxious, more like there is something in the back of one's mind gnawing at one...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffHK
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"feeling nervous, upset, or worried : not comfortable" For me, unsettled veers towards "upset", Valerie. "It was an unsettling experience." Not important, just interesting.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joelson00

It also means 'uneasy'.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Binyann

Just curious, can "ongerust" be translated as "agitated"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phb2013
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I think "agitated" would be too strong a word here. "Worried" would be appropriate though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DylanC6
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Is er een verschil tussen "toets" en "test" in het nederlands?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pieter235124
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Yes, although there is some overlap in meaning when used in this sense, you can't always replace one with the other.

Also 'toets' can mean 'key', (of a keyboard, not of a lock) and even something to do with painting 'a light touch/dab of blue here'

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HopperKremer
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Why does it sound like "toetst" ?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wei-Da

I think in this context, "restless" would be an excellent translation of "ongerust", in a way that it serves both literally and grasps the spirit of the sentence.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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That doesn't really work here, see my reply to LucasSherluck.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/luyinggao

what is the difference between "ongerust" and "bezorgd"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NCThom
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I'm not an expert, but because it's been four months without an answer, I'll take a shot. I think they are somewhat related concepts, but "bezorgd" is more like "concerned," and "ongerust" is more like "disquieted." I believe someone who is ongerust is almost certainly bezorgd, but not necessarily vice versa. That is, you can be worried or concerned about something without feeling any adverse (unsettling, disquieting, anxious) effects.

7 months ago