Re: CHAT: Dutch dictionary recommendations?
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 5, 2003, 18:09|
--- John Cowan skrzypszy:
> What are the different meanings, and which plural goes with which?
vader -> vaders = fathers, in the sense of parents
-> vaderen = (male) ancestors
Here are better examples:
hemel -> hemelen (heaven)
-> hemels (how do you call that thing that hangs
above a bed or the throne?)
portier -> portieren (door of a car)
-> portiers (doorward)
wortel -> wortels (root, both of a plant and in the meaning
"back to the roots"
-> wortelen (carrot)
been -> benen (leg)
-> beenderen (bone)
broeder -> broeders (brother, sibling)
-> broederen (member of the same religious community;
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