"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?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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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.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HirundoPrima
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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.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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  • Husband = male
  • Wife = female
10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HirundoPrima
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So they are both wives of each other?

10 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.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NatashaLoki

yep! it's really great to see people who come from a country where homosexual marriage is not allowed understand how this works.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SinggihCah

Learning local languages, culture and law comes hand in hand.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/drakqe
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❤️

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heningtepus

Her wife?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

Yes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Youmeanthatguy
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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

https://www.duolingo.com/rabdulatipoff

Why the downvotes? You must have assumed that heningtepus has something against same-sex marriages, but it's not necessarily the case, it could come as something unusual for many people, and such a negative feedback actually traumatizes people the same way inequality hurts same-sex couples..

4 months ago
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