Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

"Are the little children sleeping?"

Translation:Zijn de kleine kinderen aan het slapen?

3 years ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mateuschamone

why is "de kindjes" not correct?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
Simius
Mod
  • 19
  • 12
  • 9
  • 9

Diminutives are still missing from the accepted translations of many sentences. Please use the Report button whenever you encounter more. I've now added "kindjes" to this one. Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Delano93
Delano93
  • 13
  • 10
  • 9
  • 3
  • 11

Does a diminutive (in Dutch "verkleinwoord") like "Kindjes" exist in English?? And could "the little children" therefore be translated as "de kindjes" instead of "de kleine kinderen"?

'De kleine kinderen' is the literal translation though..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/The.Lady

The closest English word I can think of is "kiddies", which implies that the kids are small. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kiddie

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yurell
Yurell
  • 18
  • 12
  • 4

In what instances would this solution be preferable to 'slapen de kindjes'?

1 year ago