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"There are many people in this bar, where we would drink beer."

Translation:Er zijn veel mensen in deze kroeg, waar we biertjes zouden drinken.

3 years ago

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Eryashnik
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What?

I don't get the english or the dutch sentence.

Maybe it's implying the person saying the sentence is drunk? :)

3 years ago

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Luis_Domingos
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There are many people in the bar where we were going to have some beers, so maybe we need to change our plans and go somewhere else.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eryashnik
Eryashnik
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where we were going to have some beers.

Some beers where??? With the people? Then it should be "whom we were going to have beers with"

"there are many people in the bar where we were going to have beers" is not an english structure that makes any sense.

3 years ago

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Luis_Domingos
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It makes sense to me. Sometimes, it takes some sensibility and patience to find sense in things.

3 years ago

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The where refers to the bar, not to the people in the bar. Apart from that this is a sentence for which punctuation is important. If you leave the comma out it messes up the sentence.

3 years ago

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Eryashnik
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Got it finally.

I suppose it may be colloquial, but I think where I'm from we often say:

where we were going to have(drink) beers at.

Not sure why...but for me seeing the sentence without the 'at' totally confused me. Even though ending with 'at' might be grammatically 'wrong'. The use of 'would' instead of 'were going to' is weird for me as well. But obviously 'would' conveys the dutch words better if we are going from English to Dutch.

:)

3 years ago