"Zulke ideeën accepteren wij niet."

Translation:We do not accept such ideas.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/LindaVlemmings

What is wrong with this translation: "Such ideas we do not accept." ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnkelD
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"Such ideas we do not accept." says exactly the same thing.. and is not accepted. As a native English speaker, that is a perfectly understandable translation of exactly the same one they provide--using the SAME words.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ashwatthama

Can this not be translated as 'Such ideas are not accepted by us' ? In fact, that way the translation would also be in passive voice as is the original sentence.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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The original sentence is not in passive voice, though. That would be 'Zulke ideeën worden door ons niet geaccepteerd'..

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ashwatthama

Oh is that why it's not accepted?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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Jep :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/linguistish
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Why is it OVS here?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moonfriend
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If you want to emphasise the O, it goes first, which then flips the order of the V and S.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Corvette2001
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Sorry Duo...such ideas we do not accept...is also correct. How would you translate...wij accepteren zulke ideeen niet?

1 year ago
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