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De Wonderboom

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You may remember the Wondertrees – die Wunderbäume – that I saw in Berlin; well, there’s a Wonderboom here in Aalst, too. I saw it when I was having a smoke outside the launderette a couple of days ago. (Dutch-speakers: did I get it right? Is it “de Wonderboom” or “het Wonderboom”?)

Written by Craig

November 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

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  1. yep. it’s ‘de boom’.

    as a dutch speaker I haven’t really thought about this because, you know, i *feel* when it’s ‘het’ or ‘de’ something but now that I dó think about it seems most things that are ‘das’ in german are ‘het’ in dutch, these are all ‘neutral’ words, and that since dutch lacks the distinction between male (‘der’ in german) and female (‘die’) that just all gets ‘de’.


    5 Nov 08 at 23:07

  2. what is a Oxford comma? Mr. Vampire Weekend listner.


    6 Nov 08 at 04:21

  3. Craig

    6 Nov 08 at 08:56

  4. I don’t normally use it, but I like the song.


    6 Nov 08 at 15:56

  5. oh.
    and, i really like the tree thingys.
    very nice.


    7 Nov 08 at 17:48

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