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ich kaufe yow

English translation: I love you

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10:23 Aug 19, 2001
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: ich kaufe yow
ich kaufe yow
duncan
English translation:I love you
Explanation:
I usually do not answer these questions, but I can see from the spelling that you are really flummoxed.

The correct spelling is:
ik hou van jou, both hou + jou pronounced as in Howard.

Suggestion: buy a Dutch phrasebook! The language is surprisingly close to English. There are also online dictionaries and phrases, if interested you can mail me through this site and I can find these for you.

Greetings,

Good luck!

Marijke Mayer
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Marijke Mayer
Netherlands
Local time: 20:29
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Summary of answers provided
na +3I love you
Marijke Mayer
na +2I'll buy you
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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13 mins peer agreement (net): +3
I love you


Explanation:
I usually do not answer these questions, but I can see from the spelling that you are really flummoxed.

The correct spelling is:
ik hou van jou, both hou + jou pronounced as in Howard.

Suggestion: buy a Dutch phrasebook! The language is surprisingly close to English. There are also online dictionaries and phrases, if interested you can mail me through this site and I can find these for you.

Greetings,

Good luck!

Marijke Mayer


    native Dutch speaker
Marijke Mayer
Netherlands
Local time: 20:29
Native speaker of: Dutch
PRO pts in pair: 525
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Carla Zwanenberg
1 hr

agree  Sven Petersson
2 hrs

agree  lkoch99: to clarify: hou & jou have approx. the same *vowel sound* as Howard..Dutch & English are close but it's often deceptive!
9 hrs
  -> I agree. Only the asker can ultimately provide some elucidation! Asker, pray, are we correct?
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15 mins peer agreement (net): +2
I'll buy you


Explanation:
Strange Dutch if you ask me (some German and something which is most probably a nice try to write 'jou' (= you))

Ik koop je/jou = Ik zal (iets)voor jou kopen = I'll buy you (something)

Literally it reads 'I buy you'

No references needed.

HTH

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 20:29
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marijke Mayer: I think the asker wrote this down phonetically, but who knows, you might be right!
3 hrs

agree  Dave Greatrix: More german than Dutch - EG. Ich kauf
17 hrs
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