Heb je een goede vakantie gehad?
Hi Helen, here is my 2 cents worth. Although the literal translation of "I hope' is 'ik hoop', it is not common Dutch to pose a qeustion in this manner. If we say 'I hope' it has a negative connotation, in the sense that, despite everything . . . Just our way to phrase a sentence!
We just ask if the person had a good holiday and don't use the 'hope' part.
Greetings, Marijke Mayer
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