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"Hij zwemt graag in de hitte."

Translation:He likes to swim in the heat.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/OlivierRutgers
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No Dutch person would say this. He likes to swim when it's warm or during a heat wave, but not 'in heat'

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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"Hij zwemt graag wanneer het warm/heet is" is perhaps the more common way to say it, but it's not true that "in de hitte" is not used.

http://akitablog.nl/tag/zwemmen/: "....laat een hond met een dubbele vacht nooit zwemmen in de hitte...." http://ellen66.gaatverweg.nl/: "Heerlijk om te zwemmen in de hitte."

And then there are obviously also other terms such as "werken in de hitte": http://www.fnv.nl/themas/Veilig_en_gezond_werken/werken_in_de_hitte/

and sports like playing tennis: http://www.knltb.nl/tennissers/gezondheid/blessurepreventie/tennissen-in-de-hitte/

3 years ago

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Okay, then I was wrong, I have just never heard it used in normal conversation ;-) Thank you!

3 years ago