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NEDERLANDS [Jul. 29th, 2004|03:46 pm]


What is the difference between jij and je?
wij and we? how do you know when to use each...and what is the word for them....hun or hen'??
dank u!!

[User Picture]From: seequeen
2004-09-20 12:53 am (UTC)
Good question... I am in the process of learning Dutch also...
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From: atletico1
2004-10-04 01:51 pm (UTC)
actually there is practically no difference, but if you want to emphasize it is better to use jij and wij.
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From: xodownwithlove
2004-10-16 01:53 am (UTC)
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From: vittel
2004-10-24 12:11 pm (UTC)
never really thought about that

them = zij

hun and hen are smewhat different

i give it to them = ik geef het aan hun
it is theirs = het is van hun

blah i forgot if that is even correct, it htink many dutch mix hun and hen, even in commercials it is used wrongly sometimes
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From: miss_sorceress
2005-01-22 04:51 pm (UTC)
It is theirs officially should be 'het is van hen', but you're right, everyone mixes it up. About 'hun' and 'hen', if you're talking about 'hun' meaning them in English: when them is a dative, you translate it as 'hun'. Example: I give it to them = ik geef het aan hun. In any other case, it's 'hen'. Example: I look at them = ik kijk naar hen.

About the difference between 'wij' and 'we' or 'jij' and 'je', you can use them both since there is actually no difference. Maybe 'we' and 'je' are a bit more informal. They're used more often in speaking, so in conversations I'd use those words.
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[User Picture]From: twotimingtouch
2005-02-12 12:58 am (UTC)
You're all invited to join: dutch_exchange.
All about the Nederlands, all the time.
Hope to see some of you there.
♥ crystal
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