The Same Deep Water As You

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An adjective says something about a noun or person: E.g. "the beautiful story" or "She is happy".
An adverb says something about a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause: "You did that well", "That is really nice."
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The Same Deep Water As You

Post by Fabiola » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:18 pm

Hi !

I'm asking you about The Cure song title 'The Same Deep Water As You'.
How is it in Dutch ?
Is this translation possible: 'Hetzelfde diep water als jij' ?
Or should it be like this: 'Hetzelfde diepe water als jij' ?

Please answer me in English.

Thank you for your answer.

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Re: The Same Deep Water As You

Post by hi no iri » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Fabiola wrote:Hi !

I'm asking you about The Cure song title 'The Same Deep Water As You'.
How is it in Dutch ?
Is this translation possible: 'Hetzelfde diep water als jij' ?
Or should it be like this: 'Hetzelfde diepe water als jij' ?

Please answer me in English.

Thank you for your answer.
The rule is:
An adjective before a noun always has the ending -e, except if it precedes a singular het-noun used with 'een'.

'water' is a singular het-noun (het water), but it is not preceded by 'een'

So the correct answer is : Hetzelfde diepe water als jij
(even though that sentence doesn't make any sense to me)

for information: Water is one of the few words, that cannot have an indefinite 'een'-article with it. If we want to have it indefinite, we just drop the article.

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