When is it correct to use mij vs. me?
They are interchangeable, but mij would slightly imply that he is giving the book to you specifically. Like 'hij geeft mij het boek' means 'he gives ME the book (and not you)'. That's why me is much more commonly used
Is there any pronunciation difference between "geeft" and "heeft"?
Yes, there is. Geeft and heeft.
I can't access the hyperlinks on the app. Could you spell "geeft" and "heeft" phoentically, please?
"geeft" would be [χe:ft], while "heeft" would be [he:ft]
Ok. Thank you
Stupid english past tense and dutch present tense being similar to me. Geeft. He gives not gave grrr
Whats the difference between mij and me?
mij is stressed, me is unstressed.
hij geeft mij een boek - he gives ME a book (and no one else gets one)
hij geeft me een boek - he give me a book (and maybe some other people get one too.
for the most part they're interchangeable
What about past-tense? He GAVE me the book?
That would be “hij gaf me het boek” or “hij gaf mij het boek”, but I think that’s for a later lesson ;) I admire your enthusiasm though! Keep it up :)
Why "Hij geeft me het boek" is not correct ?
It is unless its a listening exercise
Can "he hands me the book" also be a valid translation?
That would be "aangeven"
Is it only me or the normal speed recording sounds like "Hij geeft mij een boek"? The slow recording is OK though.