Exercises III - Spelling of Verbs

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Exercises III - Spelling of Verbs

Post by Joke » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:44 pm

Hoi,
I found this exercise in our newspaper today (De Gelderlander, language exercise every thursday) and I thought some of you might be interested.

Fill in: t, d, dt, dd or tt
(I added a translation and an infinitive)

1. Wij moesten gisteren lang op de trein wach...en. (wachten)
Yesterday, we had to wait for the train a long time.
2. Vin... je die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
3. Vin... jij die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
4. Vin... je broer die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Does your brother like that coffee?
5. Dat reisbureau vermel...e niet alle bijkomende kosten. (vermelden)
That travel agency didn't mention all extra costs.
6. Die cliënt aanvaar...e mijn excuses niet. (aanvaarden)
That client didn't accept my apologies.
7. Weet je welke arts zijn vader volgende week behandel...? (behandelen)
Do you know which docter will treat his father next week?
8. Die ouderwetse broeken kos...en vroeger minder dan nu. (kosten)
Those old fashioned trousers used to be cheaper than they are now.
9. U betaal... die rekening toch nog wel? (betalen)
You are going to pay that check, aren't you?
10. Dat verkoch...e schilderij bleek vals te zijn. (verkopen)
That sold painting turned out to be false.
11. De directeur beantwoor...e alle brieven zelf. (beantwoorden)
De manager answered all letters by himself.
12. Bent u berei... hem te helpen? (bereid zijn)
Are you willing to help him?
13. Wij wisten niet hoeveel die meubels zouden kos...en. (kosten)
We didn't know what the price of that furniture would be.
14. Die auto ree... veel te hard. (rijden)
That car drove far too fast.
15. Wij verlich...en de kamer vorig jaar tijdens de feestdagen met kaarsen en haardvuur. (verlichten)
Last Christmas, we lighted the room with candles and fire.

[Thanks Kuroi, for correcting my translations!]
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Post by barbara » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:54 pm

Thank you Joke! How do we reply without giving away the correct answers? Just here?

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Post by Joke » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:57 pm

eehhh... good question!

Just one sentence at a time?
Than you give others the opportunity to react or try an other one.

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Post by iandominicp77 » Tue May 23, 2006 11:00 am

1. Wij moesten gisteren lang op de trein te wachten. (wachten)
Yesterday, we had to wait for the train a long time.
2. Vind je die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
3. Vind jij die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
4. Vindt je broer die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Does your brother like that coffee?
5. Dat reisbureau vermeldde niet alle bijkomende kosten. (vermelden)
That travel agency didn't mention all extra costs.
6. Die cliënt aanvaardde mijn excuses niet. (aanvaarden)
That client didn't accept my apologies.
7. Weet je welke arts zijn vader volgende week behandeld? (behandelen)
Do you know which docter will treat his father next week?
8. Die ouderwetse broeken kosten vroeger minder dan nu. (kosten)
Those old fashioned trousers used to be cheaper than they are now.
9. U betaald die rekening toch nog wel? (betalen)
You are going to pay that check, aren't you?
10. Dat verkochte schilderij bleek vals te zijn. (verkopen)
That sold painting turned out to be false.
11. De directeur beantwoordde alle brieven zelf. (beantwoorden)
De manager answered all letters by himself.
12. Bent u bereid hem te helpen? (bereid zijn)
Are you willing to help him?
13. Wij wisten niet hoeveel die meubels zouden kosten. (kosten)
We didn't know what the price of that furniture would be.
14. Die auto reed veel te hard. (rijden)
That car drove far too fast.
15. Wij verlichtten de kamer vorig jaar tijdens de feestdagen met kaarsen en haardvuur. (verlichten)
Last Christmas, we lighted the room with candles and fire.
Veel succes met nederlands leren!!!

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Re: antwoorden

Post by Bieneke » Tue May 30, 2006 9:32 pm

iandominicp77 wrote:1. Wij moesten gisteren lang op de trein te wachten. (wachten)
Yesterday, we had to wait for the train a long time.
2. Vind je die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
3. Vind jij die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
4. Vindt je broer die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Does your brother like that coffee?
5. Dat reisbureau vermeldde niet alle bijkomende kosten. (vermelden)
That travel agency didn't mention all extra costs.
6. Die cliënt aanvaardde mijn excuses niet. (aanvaarden)
That client didn't accept my apologies.
7. Weet je welke arts zijn vader volgende week behandeld behandelt? (behandelen)
Do you know which docter will treat his father next week?
8. Die ouderwetse broeken kosten kosttenen vroeger minder dan nu. (kosten)
Those old fashioned trousers used to be cheaper than they are now.
9. U betaald betaalt die rekening toch nog wel? (betalen)
You are going to pay that check, aren't you?
10. Dat verkochte schilderij bleek vals te zijn. (verkopen)
That sold painting turned out to be false.
11. De directeur beantwoordde alle brieven zelf. (beantwoorden)
De manager answered all letters by himself.
12. Bent u bereid hem te helpen? (bereid zijn)
Are you willing to help him?
13. Wij wisten niet hoeveel die meubels zouden kosten. (kosten)
We didn't know what the price of that furniture would be.
14. Die auto reed veel te hard. (rijden)
That car drove far too fast.
15. Wij verlichtten de kamer vorig jaar tijdens de feestdagen met kaarsen en haardvuur. (verlichten)
Last Christmas, we lighted the room with candles and fire.
Hoi Ian,

Je kunt de oefening ook doen als je op 'exercises' in het menu bovenaan het scherm (of meteen op 'verbs' in het 'exercises forum'.

Maar drie foutjes, goed gedaan!
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Re: Exercises III - Spelling of Verbs

Post by Mevrouw.Milano » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:42 pm

Fill in: t, d, dt, dd or tt
(I added a translation and an infinitive)

1. Wij moesten gisteren lang op de trein wachten. (wachten)
Yesterday, we had to wait for the train a long time.
2. Vind je die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
3. Vindt jij die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
4. Vind je broer die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Does your brother like that coffee?
5. Dat reisbureau vermelde niet alle bijkomende kosten. (vermelden)
That travel agency didn't mention all extra costs.
6. Die cliënt aanvaarde mijn excuses niet. (aanvaarden)
That client didn't accept my apologies.
7. Weet je welke arts zijn vader volgende week behandelt? (behandelen)
Do you know which docter will treat his father next week?
8. Die ouderwetse broeken kosten vroeger minder dan nu. (kosten)
Those old fashioned trousers used to be cheaper than they are now.
9. U betaalt die rekening toch nog wel? (betalen)
You are going to pay that check, aren't you?
10. Dat verkochte schilderij bleek vals te zijn. (verkopen)
That sold painting turned out to be false.
11. De directeur beantwoorde alle brieven zelf. (beantwoorden)
De manager answered all letters by himself.
12. Bent u bereidt hem te helpen? (bereid zijn)
Are you willing to help him?
13. Wij wisten niet hoeveel die meubels zouden kosten. (kosten)
We didn't know what the price of that furniture would be.
14. Die auto reed veel te hard. (rijden)
That car drove far too fast.
15. Wij verlichten de kamer vorig jaar tijdens de feestdagen met kaarsen en haardvuur. (verlichten)
Last Christmas, we lighted the room with candles and fire.

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Re: Exercises III - Spelling of Verbs

Post by Joke » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:48 pm

Mevrouw.Milano wrote:1. Wij moesten gisteren lang op de trein wachten. (wachten)
Yesterday, we had to wait for the train a long time.
2. Vind je die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
3. Vind jij die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Do you like that coffee?
4. Vindt je broer die koffie lekker? (vinden)
Does your brother like that coffee?
5. Dat reisbureau vermeldde niet alle bijkomende kosten. (vermelden)
That travel agency didn't mention all extra costs.
6. Die cliënt aanvaardde mijn excuses niet. (aanvaarden)
That client didn't accept my apologies.
7. Weet je welke arts zijn vader volgende week behandelt? (behandelen)
Do you know which docter will treat his father next week?
8. Die ouderwetse broeken kostten vroeger minder dan nu. (kosten)
Those old fashioned trousers used to be cheaper than they are now.
9. U betaalt die rekening toch nog wel? (betalen)
You are going to pay that check, aren't you?
10. Dat verkochte schilderij bleek vals te zijn. (verkopen)
That sold painting turned out to be false.
11. De directeur beantwoordde alle brieven zelf. (beantwoorden)
De manager answered all letters by himself.
12. Bent u bereid hem te helpen? (bereid zijn)
Are you willing to help him?
13. Wij wisten niet hoeveel die meubels zouden kosten. (kosten)
We didn't know what the price of that furniture would be.
14. Die auto reed veel te hard. (rijden)
That car drove far too fast.
15. Wij verlichtten de kamer vorig jaar tijdens de feestdagen met kaarsen en haardvuur. (verlichten)
Last Christmas, we lighted the room with candles and fire.
I think you should have another look at the conjugation of verbs in the past tense, because that's where you make the most mistakes.
Especially note that, if a verb already contains a d or t in the infinitive form, this d or t doubles in the past tense.

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Re: Exercises III - Spelling of Verbs

Post by Mevrouw.Milano » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:55 pm

Thank you for your feedback. I do have a question that perhaps you can answer. I go to school at Prins en Heide School in A'dam to learn dutch. It is my undestanding that conjugations of verbs *generally* break down in this manner.

I will use vinden for my example.

Ik vind

Je/jij vind

U/Hij/Zij/Het/Iedereen/Niemand vindt

Jullie/Wij/We/Ze/Zij vinden

Is that not correct?

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Re: Exercises III - Spelling of Verbs

Post by Mevrouw.Milano » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:59 pm

I had forgotten something...


In my corrected version you had marked numbers 3 and 4 as incorrect but it is my understand that je and jij are in the same grouping so why would one be vind and the other vindt? the t added for jij sounds correct to me but the t on vinden for je does not. If I were to ask if you were tired I would say Ben je moe? and not bent je moe?

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Re: Exercises III - Spelling of Verbs

Post by Joke » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:12 pm

Mevrouw.Milano wrote:Thank you for your feedback. I do have a question that perhaps you can answer. I go to school at Prins en Heide School in A'dam to learn dutch. It is my undestanding that conjugations of verbs *generally* break down in this manner.

I will use vinden for my example.

Ik vind

Je/jij vindt

U/Hij/Zij/Het/Iedereen/Niemand vindt

Jullie/Wij/We/Ze/Zij vinden

Is that not correct?
Almost correct. Je and jij are actually together with hij/zij/etc and get a -t: je/jij vindt.

However, there is an extra rule for je and jij: if je or jij comes after the verb, the verb doesn't get a -t: vind je/jij.

Je and jij are often used in questions, where the verb comes first, so then the verb doesn't get a -t.
Vind je dit lekker?
Vind jij dit leuk?

But also when je or jij is after the verb because of inversion (=if something other than the subject starts the sentence, verb and subject change places to keep the verb in it's compulsory second position), there is no -t:
Waarom vind je dit niet leuk?
Morgen vind je dit leuk.


Sentence 4 is a tricky one. Here the subject is not je, but je broer (your brother, je can also be the unstressed form of jouw, your). Je broer is equivalent with hij, so that requires a t for the verb: vindt.
Vindt je broer die koffie lekker?

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Re: Exercises III - Spelling of Verbs

Post by Mevrouw.Milano » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:21 pm

Ik snap het. Dank je wel.

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