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Hin und Wieder  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:58
Member (2012)
German to Dutch
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Het Apr 1, 2013

The Dutch word for `the `is `het` (or "de" depending on the subject).

Sometimes it seems that my fingers have their own will....they refuse to type what I want! When spellchecking I have to look very carefully, because my spellchecker accepts the as a normal used word in Dutch. Got to get that out somehow though.

And basically all words involving double ll, tt etc. I get confused and have to look them up.

Using my cellphone to type is even harder...my boy
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The Dutch word for `the `is `het` (or "de" depending on the subject).

Sometimes it seems that my fingers have their own will....they refuse to type what I want! When spellchecking I have to look very carefully, because my spellchecker accepts the as a normal used word in Dutch. Got to get that out somehow though.

And basically all words involving double ll, tt etc. I get confused and have to look them up.

Using my cellphone to type is even harder...my boyfriend already accepted my thumbo's and sometimes it's a real puzzle to crack the code!
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Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 21:58
English to Polish
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Threshold May 11, 2013

It took me a while to believe 'threshold' had only one 'h'.

 

Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 02:28
Member (2006)
English to Hindi
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Words ending in ट and ठ May 11, 2013

I always need to look up a dictionary for words ending in ट, as I often mis-spell them with a ठ. Examples: विशिष्ट, चेष्टा, प्रकोष्ठ, etc.

I think only North Indian languages, Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, etc. have the full set of ट letters - ट, ठ, ड, ढ. To further complicate the spelling, the last two ड and ढ have two pronunciations indicated by ड़ and ढ़.

Due to all this, words containing ट and ठ are the most troublesome for me.


 

Martina Fink  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 09:58
German to English
Bureaucracy May 11, 2013

"Bureaucracy" is one of mine. I feel better knowing that a few people have mentioned it already.

Fiona Peterson wrote:

I'm actually thinking of changing my name to Fioan, because that's what it normally comes out as when I'm in a hurry...


My one turns into "Martian".....


 
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