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03:55 Apr 24, 2001
English to Dutch translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:I hope that you had a good holiday
Explanation: 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
Marijke Mayer Netherlands Local time: 09:41 Native speaker of: Dutch PRO pts in pair: 624
viel je vakantie mee?
Explanation: slightly less formal;
'meevallen' = to turn out good