Het verschil tussen wisselen en omwisselen?

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Het verschil tussen wisselen en omwisselen?

Post by garrett361 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:31 pm

What's the difference between the usage/meaning of wisselen and omwisselen? Seem to be used in very similar contexts and translations I can find often coincide. Dankjewel!

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Re: Het verschil tussen wisselen en omwisselen?

Post by ngonyama » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:06 am

garrett361 wrote:What's the difference between the usage/meaning of wisselen and omwisselen? Seem to be used in very similar contexts and translations I can find often coincide. Dankjewel!
I'm sure there is quite a bit of overlap. Wisselen can be used to indicate randomness, like "wisselend weer": weather that changes often and unpredictably. It is also used for the process of changing teeth when you are young. So it is a bit more general than omwisselen which is more to swap one object for anohter. Ik heb hier de T&H omgewisseld. There is a third verb verwisselen. It is also to swap but it has the connotation of a detrimental swap, usually by accident.

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Re: Het verschil tussen wisselen en omwisselen?

Post by garrett361 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:18 pm

Dankjewel! Heel handig antwoord.

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