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"Ik was de jongste zoon."

Translation:I was the youngest son.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Declanimation

Is there some reason this couldn't be "I wash the youngest son"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Nope, that is correct as well. There is no context, so no way to know which of the two meanings is meant here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Declanimation

Thank you :)! I'll report it next time the question comes around then.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rufousdave

In British English, it is correct (used to be mandatory) when only two are being compared, to use only the comparative "younger". Does (or did) dutch have this usage?

3 years ago