"Je wilt een lange rok."

Translation:You want a long skirt.

May 7, 2015

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickW.M

I know "wil" means "want" but is there a dutch word for "would like"... i know in german it's "möchte" is there a word in dutch?

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Nierls
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Willen or zou graag willen I guess

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Denise763738

When is 'wilt' used, and when is 'wil' used?

August 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Adrian54879

I typed "You would like a long skirt" but it was rejected. Any ideas?

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Nierls
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that'd be "je zou een lange rok leuk vinden"

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FelixSchulz

Why is "jij" marked as a mistake here?

May 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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"Jij" should have been accepted. You are sure the mistake was with "jij" and there was not another mistake in the sentence?

If it indicates again that "jij" is incorrect use the report function and highlight "my sentence should have been accepted". That way the moderators can see what your sentence was and will see if there might be a bug if "jij" does not get accepted.

May 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FelixSchulz

Yes, I am sure it was just the "jij". But maybe because it was a listening exercise I should hear the difference between "je" and "jij"?

May 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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Yes, if it is a listening exercise you have to type what is being said. Since there is a difference in the pronunciation you can only fill in je if the voice says je, and similar with jij.

Je is pronounced as in this sentence a bit like uh - juh

The ij of Jij is pronounced like ei(egg) and suppose in English the closest sound is eye.

You can check out this website which discusses all the different pronunciations and has audio for all of them: http://www.heardutchhere.net/DutchPronunciation.html

May 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dieloko
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Why is "You want a large skirt" not accepted?

October 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Nierls
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because long =/= large

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pedrohsilveira
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I don't like the way Duo pronounces the R... I typed "gok" because of it... I know some people pronounce it like that, but shouldn't Duo speak it like the spanish R just to avoid confusion?

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PaCa826187
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Or maybe we should be learning to interpret Dutch as it is spoken?

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gwilio
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From what I understand in the Netherlands they don't roll Rs anymore while they still do in the Flanders? Since the Netherlands have more speakers it makes sense to teach this particular pronunciation.

February 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Nierls
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The pronounciation of the R depends on the region, as does the pronounciation of the G.

February 16, 2016
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