toen dat gekte

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toen dat gekte

Post by kindlychung » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:04 pm

We vonden toen dat gekte min of meer bij het leven hoorde.

What does gekte mean here?

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Re: toen dat gekte

Post by Teodor » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:21 pm

kindlychung wrote:We vonden toen dat gekte min of meer bij het leven hoorde.

What does gekte mean here?
-te is a suffix, which (just like -heid) is used in the same way as -ness is in English.
Gek means crazy (or silly, depending on the context-.
Hence, gekte can be translated as craziness(, silliness, etc...) :)

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Re: toen dat gekte

Post by kindlychung » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:23 am

Teodor wrote:
kindlychung wrote:We vonden toen dat gekte min of meer bij het leven hoorde.

What does gekte mean here?
-te is a suffix, which (just like -heid) is used in the same way as -ness is in English.
Gek means crazy (or silly, depending on the context-.
Hence, gekte can be translated as craziness(, silliness, etc...) :)
So this sentence means:

Back then we thought that madness is more or less a part of life.

Correct?

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Re: toen dat gekte

Post by Teodor » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:32 pm

Yes.

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