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"Green turtles like to swim."

Translation:Groene schildpadden zwemmen graag.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/royalslayer

Would "Groene schilpadden houden van zwemmen" also be a correct translation? Or would that mean they love to swim instead of like?

3 years ago

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Duolingo likes to translate "Love" to "Houden van" en "like" to "leuk vinden". Duolingo has a USA origin and for dutch people USA is exagerating in contrast to the english who love the understatement. In normal dutch language "love" and "like" are both translated to "houden van" en "leuk vinden". Where does "liking" end and "love" start?

1 year ago

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Groene schildpadden vinden het leuk om te zwemmen???

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tineeblusher
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Why cant i write: groene schildpadden graag zwemmen? I thought graag was 'like' as well... Or is it a different like...?

1 year ago

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The word order is wrong. In Dutch the word order is "Groene schildpadden zwemmen graag"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tineeblusher
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that's for the help~ (^_^)v

1 year ago