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"Heb je dorst? Ik heb water."

Translation:Are you thirsty? I have water.

3 years ago

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Annelym

Why jij is not correct? Je or jij, what the different?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Crazy-Diamond23

I thought it was 'hebt' with singular you?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis_Domingos
Luis_Domingos
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When the verb comes before jij/je, it loses the -t:

  • Heb jij/je dorst? Jij hebt dorst.
  • Vandaag heb jij/je een ijsbeer nodig. Today you need a polar bear.
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Crazy-Diamond23

Thanks. Is this only with heb since it's irregular, or with other verbs as well?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis_Domingos
Luis_Domingos
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It happens with most other verbs; there a few exceptions, like verbs that already have -t in the stem from the beginning (eten with "eet" is an example), i.e. verbs that don't change from the 1st to the 2nd person; If you think of it as using the 1st person form before jij/je, it gets easier to see which form to use, specially with slightly irregular verbs like gaan - Je gaat naar de dierentuin. Ga je naar de dierentuin?

Keep in mind that this doesn't happen with "u" (the formal you), even when you're referring to only one person.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gemma_Kirby

why is it je instead of jij?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/poussinl9

Why not "Heb jij dorst?" ? It should be correct as well.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NealFisher
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Jij is used to point out and emphasize a specific person. It's assumed you're only speaking to one person here, so there's no need for it.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sensatioct

Why my answer 'do you thirsty' is wrong?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AtalinaDove
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Because that's incorrect English grammar. Are you thirsty? would be the correct translation.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnikaMears

Would it also be correct to say "Je hebt dorst? Ik heb water." Or not?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaleighSierra

Je hebt dorst is a statement rather than a question. Heb je dorst= "Do you have thirst" rather than Je hebt dorst = You have thirst

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VilmarEbot

Instead of "heb je dorst", can say " ben je dorst? "

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NealFisher
NealFisher
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No, because the phrase in Dutch translates to "do you have thirst."

Also "ben" belongs with "ik," since it's first person singular, and this is in second person singular.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smiles12101

Would you always use heb when asking about thirst?

1 year ago