"De toets"

Translation:The test

3 years ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/StanKing1
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The "new guy" (May 6, 2016) is pronouncing "toets" like "toetst" at normal speed. Is that a reportable offense, or just a regional accent?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
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I'm hearing it as well. It should not be pronounced with a "t" at the end. You can report it if you wish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StanKing1
StanKing1
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Thank you for the advice, Catharina. I'll report it the next time I encounter it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hijoputo
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These words just keep getting cuter and cuter.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcbos
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The system didn't accept 'the key'. It's the kind of 'toets' you find on a 'toetsenbord'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vam1980
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It should. Just report!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcbos
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I did. Actually I tried this translation on purpose. I expected Duolingo to reject it. I'm a native speaker of Dutch and I try these translations to help Duolingo improve.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rebekasto
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nog steeds nie accepteren 18.3.15...zucht. I reported it again.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tarekb85

Sorry for jumping in but what would be the difference between de sleutel and de toets

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcbos
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'sleutel' and 'toets' are two completely different things which both translate to 'key'. A 'toets' is the key of a keyboard, while a 'sleutel' is the key with which you unlock a door.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Harmonie166

So just a usage question: does anyone actually use this word for "test?" I'm American-born but raised around Dutch all my life. All my family members in NL always use "examen." The minute I saw "toets," I too thought it referred to a keyboard key.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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Yes, toets is commonly used. Also, not every test in an exam.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marioss1965

My kids have "toets" , as test, every week. Why is this bot accepted by Duolingo?

11 months ago
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