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"Are there many traffic jams on the highway today?"

Translation:Zijn er vandaag veel files op de snelweg?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Osmanika
Osmanika
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That was it. My last question after 9 months. This is crazy.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BvM37
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'verkeersopstopping' is a perfect translation of traffic jam

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricVanErt

I've now seen both "staan" and "zijn" used in the context of traffic jams. Which is more commonly used?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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When referring to cars or yourself being in a traffic jam, use staan, when you're referring to traffic jams in general, you can use either staan or zijn.

  • Er zijn altijd veel files bij Antwerpen = Er staan altijd veel files bij Antwerpen = There always are many jams near Antwerp
  • Ik sta op vrijdag altijd in de file = I am always stuck in traffic jams on Friday (a word for word translation doesn't really work here)
1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TimoMegens

Final question, and my app crashes... what are the chances

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beloeng
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Is 'motorweg' a word in Dutch? As a synonym to 'snelweg'?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Saartjeislief

no. its not used in dutch. howewe every vehicle has a motor, but if you say motorweg, it sounds like you mean a road which only can be used by this vehicle, which would be weird

1 year ago