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"How much salt are you using?"

Translation:Hoeveel zout gebruiken jullie?

3 years ago

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SergioDari4

I'm confused, why use you= jullie and not you = jij

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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The plural you is jullie the singular you is jij or je. Since there is no context, both the plural answer and the singular answer are correct. And the formal u is correct as well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SergioDari4

Of je

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bluthbanana87

Why is "zout" before "gebruiken"? I thought the verb was supposed to come either first or second in a question.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreafigoli90
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it is the same as in English, in your mind you should try to divide the question in 2 parts, the first is the quantity you talk about "How much salt"-"Hoeveel zout", and then you have to say/write the real question "do you use"-"Gebruik jij" Your mistake is that jij (you) is the subject, and not zout(salt).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bluthbanana87

Ah, so the verb should be the second clause in the sentence, not necessarily the second word. How about adverbs? Where are they placed?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreafigoli90
Andreafigoli90
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they are placed (in English) in the "first clause" ... "how often /do you go to the sea?"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreafigoli90
Andreafigoli90
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I have a (probably stupid) question .... do have I always to remove the final -T, when there is a question and the subject is either JIJ/ JE and/or HIJ/ZIJ7HET?
komt jij? or kom jij? hoordt hij or hoord hij?

Thanks :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bluthbanana87

Only if 'jij' or 'je' follows.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreafigoli90
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thanks :)

2 years ago