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"He did not even want to know my name."

Translation:Hij wilde mijn naam niet eens weten.

3 years ago

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"eens" is even? really??

1 year ago

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"eens" translates "once" or "(at) one time". But there is the specific use "niet eens" = "zelfs niet" in English "not even".

1 year ago

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dank je wel, heel handig om het te weten :)

1 year ago

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"Hij wilde mijn naam zelfs niet weten" possible as alternative translation?

3 years ago

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I would say yes. :)

3 years ago

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Thank you, Merrie. Next time I'll report it. Ciao, Lu

3 years ago

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In this case there is no need, it's already accepted. :) But for future situations where your answer is marked wrong and you think it should be accepted, please do report them using the report a problem button, we need input from users like you to help improve the course!

3 years ago