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"She is walking beside her wife."

Translation:Ze loopt naast haar vrouw.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

Yay! Equality in Duo Netherlands.

3 years ago

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Is this common in the netherlands?

6 months ago

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Same-sex marriage has been legal since 2001 (NL in Europe) and 2002 (Islands in the Dutch Caribbean). I'm not sure how many couples there are, but undoubtly there are a lot.

6 months ago

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Not that I have anything against same-sex couples, but there are some linguistic nuances I don't know about them, as same-sex marriage is not allowed in my home country.

If "She walks next to her wife", then she is the husband? What does it depend on, which is the wife and which is the husband? Or both of them are wives?

Please, help me, I am confused.

5 months ago

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  • Husband = male
  • Wife = female
5 months ago

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So they are both wives of each other?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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Yes, each of them would be other's wife, generally.

I have never heard someone who identifies as a women be referred to as a husband, so I don't think that's common.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heningtepus

Her wife?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

Yes.

3 years ago

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Whether one agrees or disagrees with it, legal recognition of same-sex couples seems to be the modern standard.

3 years ago