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"Hij heeft honger, dus hij eet iets."

Translation:He is hungry, so he eats something.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SenorDustin

Think "thus"

3 years ago

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Well, it is a cognate thus it's handy like that. It's a shame it sounds a bit stilted in English and we have to switch to so, hoor.

3 years ago

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why not semantically "he is hungry so he eats anything" i am wondering...

3 years ago

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In this context ("iets" as opposed to "alles"), you can only use anything in a negated sentence "he doesn't eat anything" or in a question "is he eating anything?", otherwise you change the meaning of the text.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatalinSoa

If the second sentence is a subordinate one, why is not the order of the words changed? Is it correct to say: "Hij heeft honger, dus hij iets eet"?

2 years ago

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I think dus (so) are one of the conjunctions that do NOT makes the sentence subordinate. Just like en (and) and of (or).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AdeKurniawan92

Ik denk, dus Ik ben

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BjarkiBjrn

Apparentletly you can't say: He has hunger, so he eats something. I would say directly translated, that's the one that makes most sence??

2 years ago