"She is walking beside her wife."

Translation:Ze loopt naast haar vrouw.

March 18, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

Yay! Equality in Duo Netherlands.

August 7, 2015

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Is this common in the netherlands?

March 18, 2018

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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.

March 18, 2018

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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.

April 15, 2018

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  • Husband = male
  • Wife = female
April 15, 2018

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So they are both wives of each other?

April 15, 2018

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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.

April 16, 2018

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.

November 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SinggihCah

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

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/aidenhoyle

Why does it change to naa-st?

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MartaAzure

waarom is er niet "zij is aan t lopen naast haar vrouw"?

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Piotr136041

Can woman have a wife ?

December 1, 2017

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Eerbied dames!

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Adonisisfree
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Why not "ze loopt bij haar vrouw"

October 6, 2018

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December 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/barmalini18

wat een prachtige lesbische stel zijn ze!

February 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/barmalini18

I don't mind texts about lesbians walking beside one another, but do I wish I have never came by the text about people eating meat! Being a vegetarian I find this awful to have to translate those sentences about people eating dead animals for a dinner. I really hate those moments. Bad-bad Duo, that's the biggest reason I will never-ever pay for a PRO account unless you get rid of this ungrounded cruelty!

February 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/drakqe
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❤️

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Catheke

It's a bit weard. We are so used to hetero couples that when we read such a sentence, first reaction is to check we understood it correctly. Then, in the second time, we feel happy for homo couple to see a bit of open minded quotes. :)

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kiwi_kirsch

duolingo, i love you for this phrase.

March 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/slavonic777

sick

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/heningtepus

Her wife?

March 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

Yes.

March 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Youmeanthatguy

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

August 13, 2015

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Gek

August 17, 2018

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..

September 26, 2018

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yep female and shemale.

June 7, 2018

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Yes. Got any ideological argument to say?

August 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyKokoska

Aw

February 1, 2018
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