VORIG of AFGELOPEN in complicated example

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VORIG of AFGELOPEN in complicated example

Post by rhino514 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:07 pm

Goiedag allemal!

By now I know the difference between vorig and afgelopen in dutch.
However, what would one say in the following example?
" I have worked in The French alps the last three summers?"

Since this statement would include the summer just past (afgelopen) and the two summers before that (vorig), which do I choose?
Aside from this, would the the translation be the same if I am saying this after december 31st (e.g. the last summer is already the year prior to the one I am "in"), or before this date?

bedankt!

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Re: VORIG of AFGELOPEN in complicated example

Post by ngonyama » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:48 pm

Ik zou "Ik heb de laatste drie zomers in ..." zeggen.

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Re: VORIG of AFGELOPEN in complicated example

Post by rhino514 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:46 pm

Bedankt!

Ik heb geleerd dat men zou nooit "laatste"in het Nederlands gebruiken, altijd vorig of afgelopen, dus in zulke voorbelden is het acceptabel?

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