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"Het lichaam heeft bloed nodig."

Translation:The body needs blood.

May 8, 2015



Is this Duolingo presenting us with its funny, sweeping statements, or is this how a Dutch doctor might describe a patient?

October 6, 2015


I had to think about it for a second, but I think they mean it in the general sense. The body needs blood (in order to survive/function/etc.), but I'd love for a native to weigh in in case I'm wrong.

October 24, 2015


you're right michi

April 15, 2016


That's why I asked if animals have blood!

April 22, 2016


it seems to requiring need twice The body needs to need blood

December 15, 2016


I generally think of the "hebben nodig" construction as "to have need of" something. In this case, "The body has need of blood."

June 5, 2018


it's a bit more like 'the body has the blood necessary' which sounds stupid i guess so think if it like 'the blood is necessary to the body'. 'nodig' is an adjective, not a verb.

May 31, 2018


So do vampires...

July 20, 2019
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