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Wat is het verschil tussen…

Post by mr_psm » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:37 am

Wat is het verschil tussen…

[Aanzienlijk] & [Behoorlijk]
[De helft] & [de halve]
[Dunk] & [mening]
[Dus] & [Daarom]
[Enkel] & [een paar]
[Herberg] & [kroeg]
[Overbodig] & [Niet nodig]
[Stemming] & [houden]
[Uiteindelijk] & [eindelijk]
[Vanwege] & [ondanks]
[Verstaan] & [begrijpen]
[Zaken] & [dingen]
[Zaken] & [handelen]

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Re: Wat is het verschil tussen…

Post by ngonyama » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:08 pm

mr_psm wrote:Wat is het verschil tussen…

[Aanzienlijk] & [Behoorlijk]
The etymology is very different. Aanzien is notability, social standing. Een aanzienlijk man is a man of standing. Behoren is "ought" what ought to be done. Een behoorlijke beschrijving is a proper description.

[De helft] & [de halve]
de helft is a noun; de halve is an adjective, followed by a noun: de halve waarheid
[Dunk] & [mening]
dunk is esteem; mening is opinion
[Dus] & [Daarom]
thus and therefore; they are used a bit differently in Dutch and their meaning is often similar
[Enkel] & [een paar]
een enkel book: a single book or the odd book; een paar boeken: a couple of books
[Herberg] & [kroeg]
herberg is an inn where you can spend the night; kroeg is a pub where you can drink
[Overbodig] & [Niet nodig]
overbodig is superfluous, more than necessary; niet nodig is not necessary
[Stemming] & [houden]
?? stemming is tuning of an instrument, also mood, how you are feeling; houden is to hold, to keep
[Uiteindelijk] & [eindelijk]
uiteindelijk is at the end ; eindelijk is a sigh of relief: ze hebben eindelijk die artikel 50 brief gestuurd
[Vanwege] & [ondanks]
they are opposits: vanwege is because of; ondanks is despite of
[Verstaan] & [begrijpen]
verstaan is comprehending a language or something spoken; begrijpen is the understand something intellectually. I verstond dat verhaal over quantummechanica hoewel het in het Engels was, maar ik begreep er niets van
[Zaken] & [dingen]
there is a lot of overlap here but zaken is more business, business affairs; dingen is often physical objects
[Zaken] & [handelen]
?? One is a plural noun the other a verb?

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Re: Wat is het verschil tussen…

Post by mr_psm » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:32 pm

Could I question the point about [Aanzienlijk] & [Behoorlijk]? "The etymology is very different. Aanzien is notability, social standing. Een aanzienlijk man is a man of standing. Behoren is "ought" what ought to be done. Een behoorlijke beschrijving is a proper description. "

I do not understand, sorry, but perhaps I am missing something; I thought these were both synonyms for 'considerable':

Dat is een behoorlijk eind lopen;
De schade was aanzienlijke;

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Re: Wat is het verschil tussen…

Post by BrutallyFrank » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:04 pm

mr_psm wrote:Could I question the point about [Aanzienlijk] & [Behoorlijk]?
Yes, you can. I tend to agree with you, but I'm not saying that ngonyama is wrong.

"Aanzienlijk" is indeed the same as considerable, but it means that it is huge or very important. It's above/below the regular/usual/normal. And then you get to where ngonyama left of.

"Behoorlijk" is also considerable, but it means that something is somewhat big/small but still within the norm. So it's according to the norm (met de normen overeenkomend).
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Re: Wat is het verschil tussen…

Post by Justin001 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:57 pm

It is so complicated. :roll:
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Re: Wat is het verschil tussen…

Post by ngonyama » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:44 pm

Justin001 wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:57 pm
It is so complicated. :roll:
Language mimics life, because it is what we describe life in. And life is rich and complicated.

But consider the alternative. :twisted:

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