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"Wij denken dat zij een Amerikaanse is."

Translation:We think that she is an American.

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3 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TanguyDESMET

"we think that she is american" does not work here ?

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ajpthree
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you'd be right, in terms of translation - but in simple cases like these, duo prefers a literal translation: hence, you'll need "an american" & not just "american" here :D

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arturo_Z
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You missed the "an"

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wei-Da

I think "we think that she is an American woman" should also be accepted>

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dkpwatson

Is it normal in every day speech to make a gender distinction in this way?

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephanie196936

To be grammatically correct, you should do it.. but nobody will look at you weirdly if you just say "Amerikaan" for a woman ;)

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dkpwatson

Thank you Stephanie!

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BOOIII

why is is at the end

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Reply2 years ago