Translating Dutch sentences

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Translating Dutch sentences

Post by TThbsea » Mon May 17, 2010 12:32 pm

Hi ,everyone.
I am a beginner in learning dutch.
Now I am reading a dutch grammar book.
someone please help me translate the following sentences into English

1)Jij rijdt op een zogenaamde omafiets.

2)Zie je dat stoplicht ?Daar moet je linksaf.(I probably do know the meaning of 1st sentence,but I am confused with the answer)

3)Zijn dat de kinderen van Annet en Pieter?(yes/no questions? what does the zijn mean in
this sentence?)

Thanks everyone a lot.

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Translating Dutch sentences

Post by Quetzal » Mon May 17, 2010 1:18 pm

TThbsea wrote:Hi ,everyone.
I am a beginner in learning dutch.
Now I am reading a dutch grammar book.
someone please help me translate the following sentences into English

1)Jij rijdt op een zogenaamde omafiets.

2)Zie je dat stoplicht ?Daar moet je linksaf.(I probably do know the meaning of 1st sentence,but I am confused with the answer)

3)Zijn dat de kinderen van Annet en Pieter?(yes/no questions? what does the zijn mean in
this sentence?)

Thanks everyone a lot.
1) You ride a so-called "grandma-bike". (No, I've no idea what a grandma-bike is, either.)

2) You see that traffic light? (I suppose in English "those traffic lights" would be more common, but it's singular here.) There you have to turn left.

3) Are those Annet and Pieter's children? (It is indeed a yes/no question, and the "zijn" is here the plural form of the verb "zijn", so "are").

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Translating Dutch sentences

Post by TThbsea » Mon May 17, 2010 2:40 pm

thanks a lot.
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Translating Dutch sentences

Post by Joke » Mon May 17, 2010 5:30 pm

Quetzal wrote:
TThbsea wrote:1)Jij rijdt op een zogenaamde omafiets.
1) You ride a so-called "grandma-bike". (No, I've no idea what a grandma-bike is, either.)
An "omafiets" is a simple bike, usually without gears and with back-pedal brakes.
Google "omafiets" for lots of pictures.

Joke

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