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"De bel gaat."

Translation:The doorbell is ringing.

3 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LevRaphael

I'm with Susande, and it's an idiom in English too, actually: "There goes the bell, class is over."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jesuisldj

Can it be possibly translated as "The bell goes off"?? As in the alarm goes off....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VMGonzalezV
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The bell goes? Goes to where? I think the bell tolls should be accepted.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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"De bel gaat" is idiomatic, it's only used for door bells, buzzers, school bells and similar alerting signals (which historically were always actual bells). It's not used for church bells. The (church) bell tolls = De (kerk)klok slaat. The hitting part for these bigger bells comes from the clapper hitting the bell.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gio____
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It would be great if the exercise would specify immediately whether the thing is idiomatic or not

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wgv2014

how about de telefoon bel gaat?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chartsman
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I'm also wondering about that. Anyone??

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spad0w

It's "de telefoon gaat". Telefoon bel is double.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LJ11Rennes

Could 'The bell is sounding.' be a correct answer?

9 months ago