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Help 914 not sound as stupid in Dutch as he does in English

#1  Postby NineOneFour » Apr 10, 2010 2:55 am

Please?

Can anyone properly translate "That's what she said" into Dutch? I don't fully trust the translation software. We haven't got time before the wedding to buy and learn Rosetta Stone and I'm very rusty to say the least in Dutch.

Also, is 'Spa" pronounced 'spa' or 'shpa', as it is in German?

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Re: Help 914 not sound as stupid in Dutch as he does in Engl

#2  Postby Corneel » Apr 11, 2010 5:59 pm

NineOneFour wrote:Please?

Can anyone properly translate "That's what she said" into Dutch? I don't fully trust the translation software. We haven't got time before the wedding to buy and learn Rosetta Stone and I'm very rusty to say the least in Dutch.

Also, is 'Spa" pronounced 'spa' or 'shpa', as it is in German?

Many thanks!

"That's what she said" literally > "Dat is wat zij zei". But is there any subtext?

Spa is pronounced in Dutch about the same as in English. Just be aware that it refers to a place in the Belgian province of Liège (with springs and "kuuroord", hence the English word "Spa") and a brand of springwater and sodas. In fact in Belgium Spa will never be used to refer to a Spa as it's meant in English (and I think the same goes for the Netherlands).
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Re: Help 914 not sound as stupid in Dutch as he does in Engl

#3  Postby NineOneFour » Apr 13, 2010 11:00 am

Corneel wrote:
NineOneFour wrote:Please?

Can anyone properly translate "That's what she said" into Dutch? I don't fully trust the translation software. We haven't got time before the wedding to buy and learn Rosetta Stone and I'm very rusty to say the least in Dutch.

Also, is 'Spa" pronounced 'spa' or 'shpa', as it is in German?

Many thanks!

"That's what she said" literally > "Dat is wat zij zei". But is there any subtext?


Thanks!

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Spa is pronounced in Dutch about the same as in English. Just be aware that it refers to a place in the Belgian province of Liège (with springs and "kuuroord", hence the English word "Spa") and a brand of springwater and sodas. In fact in Belgium Spa will never be used to refer to a Spa as it's meant in English (and I think the same goes for the Netherlands).


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#4  Postby NineOneFour » Apr 13, 2010 11:02 am

And is IJ pronounced more as "aye" or as "ey", as in "hey"
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Re: Help 914 not sound as stupid in Dutch as he does in Engl

#5  Postby trubble76 » Apr 13, 2010 11:06 am

Why not use English with a Dutch accent? :lol:

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#6  Postby babel » Apr 13, 2010 11:08 am

NineOneFour wrote:And is IJ pronounced more as "aye" or as "ey", as in "hey"

the latter.
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Re: Help 914 not sound as stupid in Dutch as he does in Engl

#7  Postby NineOneFour » Apr 13, 2010 11:34 am

trubble76 wrote:Why not use English with a Dutch accent? :lol:

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Re: Help 914 not sound as stupid in Dutch as he does in Engl

#8  Postby NineOneFour » Apr 13, 2010 11:34 am

babel wrote:
NineOneFour wrote:And is IJ pronounced more as "aye" or as "ey", as in "hey"

the latter.


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