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Vandaan

Ik kan "vandaan" niet goed begrijpen... Ik heb 't in een liedje gehoord en soms in schrift gezien (niet vaak) maar 't slaat nergens op.

En nog een vraagje... Toen ik dit woord eerst zag was ik Das Tagebuch von Anne Frank aan het lezen (in het Duits) en er was een "Frau Vandaan"... Waarom is "vandaan" ook een achternaam? o_o

Als iemand dit uitleggen en voorbeelden geven zou kunnen, zou ik heel blij zijn :3 Ik kan je heel veel lingots geven xD (ik heb 450 en ik heb geen enkele nodig :P)

https://youtu.be/y3kjCErIwD8?t=1m15s

Dankjullie xD

3 years ago

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It's kind of the opposite of "naartoe".

  • Waar ga ja naartoe? - Where are you going to?
  • Waar kom je vandaan? - Where do you come from?

As Clarissema mentioned, you'll mostly find it in questions. However, you can also say:

  • Ik kom net bij de bakker vandaan - I just come from the bakery
  • Ga daarvandaan! - Get away from there!
  • Ik wil hiervandaan - I want to get away from here.
  • Het huis staat twee kilometer hiervandaan - The house is two kilometers from here.
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clarissema7

VANDAAN

''vandaan'' is actually a part of the interrogative pronoun ''waarvandaan''.

You use it when you ask a question about the origin or the starting point of a movement.

Usually, the two parts of the pronoun are separated by other phrases: Waar kom je vandaan?

Waar... vandaan is also widely used to ask about the origin, the origin of an object: Waar komt die jas vandaan?

3 years ago

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Oh thanks that's more clear :D

I get it now, thank you ^.^

3 years ago

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Graag gedaan! :)

3 years ago

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Actually, waarvandaan is a conjunction between "waar" and "vandaan".

Conjunctions is something we do in Dutch ... sorry about that (makes for fun games in the car, with whom can make the longest conjunctions though).

waar = where vandaan = from

In the song they sing: "Ik kom hier niet vandaan" which translates to (word by word translation): "I don't come from here"

The word vandaan is also used at the start of many fairy tales. Where in English they often start with "In a land, far far away" in Dutch they often go: "In een land, ver, heel ver hiervandaan"

I hope this clears things up a little. (Rules on conjunctions in Dutch): http://www.spatiegebruik.nl/regels.html (wiktionary in English): http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vandaan (wiktionary in Dutch): http://nl.wiktionary.org/wiki/vandaan

Succes met leren!

3 years ago

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I'm sure there's some errors up in this ish, feel free to correct lol...

3 years ago

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Hi! What I know from "vandaan" is in the sentence: waar kom je vandaan? (vandaan meaning something like: 'out from'; 'where do you come out from' or something hahaha) Since I'm not english speaker native I feel some difficulties with explanations.

And about your deutsch book, I've searched for it and I got: Frau van Daan. In this case it's indeed an ''achternaam'' :P

3 years ago

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Ooooh haha... I read like 50-100 pages of the book about a year ago and stopped, so when I learned Vandaan it just rung a bell and I was like "WTF VROUW VANDAAN" but now that makes more sense. XD

Would waar kom je vandaan mean "Where do you come from" or "Where are you from" then? Or...? I knew it meant something along those lines but I'm still super confused. XD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clarissema7

Well, it well translated means "where are you from?" but roughly it means "where do you come (out) from?" But it is a normal question, the Dutch are not trying to be rude! hahaaha. And I found something, I pasted it here for you. Maybe can help!

3 years ago

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I think others have explained it quite clearly, so once you understand that, then there's the next step: if you pronounce Komt de vandaal van Daan van Daan vandaan? and actually understand it, you have tackled it. (Written down it's easier, because the capital D's are clear hints which words are the name Daan, which is quite a common first name in Dutch.)

3 years ago

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Does the vandal van Daan of Daan come from there? o.o

Geez that's confusing lol.

3 years ago

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Does Daan's vandal come from Daan['s place]. :)

3 years ago