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Re: Citroen Lemon ?

Post by Nathalie » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:57 pm

Tom wrote:Is het misschiem een citroen of niet soms?
Is it possibly a lemon or am I mistaken?

Citroën = French Auto

Groetjes

In America we call an auto with a very bad repair history "a lemon".
It is interesting that a Citroën is an automobile.

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Hallo Tom,

Andre Citroën, founder of the Citroën car making industry, was the son of a Dutch diamond merchand, Levi Citroën. If anything the name is probably Jewish, actually. It may or may not be related to the word "citron" that is French for "lemon" - and other close sounding words in other languages - but it is a distinct possibility.

In any case, we don't call a bad car a "citron" by the way. ;-))

I won't say more, since this is a forum for Dutch and not for French. :)

Groetjes en veel geluk,

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Citroen

Post by Tom » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:58 pm

Interestingly, the car company Chevrolet in America had a popular car called a Nova. I have heard that they had to change the name when selling it in Spanish speaking countries since it meant something like "No Go". Who would want a car if it "didn't go". :lol:

I am not sure if this is true or myth, but had heard it years ago.

By the way, I like the Citroën. I have rented and driven it in Belgium and one of my friends has always had one. They have many innovations before others come out with them. His could run on gasoline or LPG with the flip of a switch and the elevation of the car could be adjusted by the driver. Very innovative for 20-25 years ago.

So I did not mean to imply that the Citroën was a bad car. I was
thinking about the Chevy Nova story. Before your explanation
I thought that Citroën was the French word for lemon. (I don't know how to speak French, but I notice that sometimes the words are similar to English or Flemish words. or the other way around)

My apologies, if you understood it to mean that I thought it was a unreliable car. :cry:

Met vriendelijke groeten,
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Post by Guest » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:34 pm

zo, was het antwoord citroen?

Ik kom uit Nieuw Zeeland maar woon nu in Nederland. Ik heb dit site net gevonden en wil graag meedoen! Ik krijg veel te weinig de kans om in het nederlands te schrijven, en ook niet genoeg te praten, maar ik lees heel veel.

Wij hebben ook een Citroen, een echt mooi auto die gaat goed. Ik heb ook gehoord dat een slechte auto is een lemon en ik heb altijd gedacht dat het van de franse citroen kwam :) Maar nu niet!

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Post by Ferris » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:36 pm

Anonymous wrote:zo, was het antwoord citroen?

Ik kom uit Nieuw Zeeland maar woon nu in Nederland. Ik heb dit site net gevonden en wil graag meedoen! Ik krijg veel te weinig de kans om in het nederlands te schrijven, en ook niet genoeg te praten, maar ik lees heel veel.

Wij hebben ook een Citroen, een echt mooi auto die gaat goed. Ik heb ook gehoord dat een slechte auto is een lemon en ik heb altijd gedacht dat het van de franse citroen kwam :) Maar nu niet!

een nu ben ik al ingelogged een niet meer een guest :)

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Post by Bieneke » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:09 pm

Ferris wrote:zo, was het antwoord citroen?
Ik ben nu ook nieuwsgierig!
I am now curious too!
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Antwoord

Post by Tom » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:25 pm

Wij moeten op Marco wachten. Het is zijn spel.

Marco, we hebben je hulp nodig!
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Post by Marco » Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:46 am

Ja, het is citroen! 8)
Yes, it's lemon!

Erg goed dat jullie het niet hebben verward met een limoen. :wink:
Very good you didn't mix it up with a lime.

Maar goed, ik ga nu naar school.
Anyway, I'm going to school now.

Ik zal snel een nieuw spelletje beginnen! :)
I'll start a new game soon!

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Post by barbara » Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:11 pm

Ok, wij wachten :wink:

Ik vind de spelletjes leuk!

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Post by Marco » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:46 pm

OK, tijd voor een nieuwe!
OK, time for a new one!

Iets / Something

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Ik ben nogal plechtig gekleed
I'm dressed sort of formally

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Post by barbara » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:59 am

Ben je formeel gekleed omwege van jouw beroep?
Are you dressed formally because of your profession?

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Post by Marco » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:06 pm

omwege van --> 'vanwege' dus :wink: 8)

Nee, het is niet vanwege mijn beroep.
No, it isn't because of my profession.

Mensen vinden me net een nonnetje.
People regard me as a little nun.

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pinguīn?

Post by Tom » Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:18 am

Is het een pinguīn?
Is it a penquin?

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Post by Marco » Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:14 pm

Ja!!! Het is een pinguïn, mijn lievelingsdier!!! Goed gedaan, Tom! 8)
Yes!!! It's a penguin, my favourite animal!!! Well done, Tom!

Nog een spelletje?
Another game?

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Ja, graag!

Post by Tom » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:18 pm

Ja, graag! [-o<
Yes, please (I'd like that.)

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Post by Marco » Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:33 pm

OK dan, hier komt ie!
Alright then, here goes!

Iemand / Someone

Ik besta, maar toch niet echt.
I exist, but yet not really.

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