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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
Letter to friend
Helen Bloomfield
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Summary of answers provided
naviel je vakantie mee?Paul Adriaenssens
naHeb je een fijne vakatie gehad?Elizabeth van der Veen
naHeb je een goede vakantie gehad?
Marijke Mayer
naHopelijk heb je een leuke vakantie gehad.Marije
naHopelijk had je een prettige vakantie!Veerle
naIk hoop dat je een fijne vakantie hebt gehad
Carla Zwanenberg


  

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7 mins
Ik hoop dat je een fijne vakantie hebt gehad


Explanation:
Cheers,
Carla

Carla Zwanenberg
Netherlands
Local time: 09:41
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 317

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1 hr
Hopelijk had je een prettige vakantie!


Explanation:
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Veerle
Local time: 09:41

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4 hrs
Hopelijk heb je een leuke vakantie gehad.


Explanation:
also: Ik hoop dat je een leuke vakantie gehad hebt.

Marije
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20 hrs
Heb je een goede vakantie gehad?


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

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Marije

Elizabeth van der Veen
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21 hrs
viel je vakantie mee?


Explanation:
slightly less formal;
'meevallen' = to turn out good


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Paul Adriaenssens
Local time: 09:41

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9 days
Heb je een fijne vakatie gehad?


Explanation:
Although good means "goed" it does not belong in this sentence. The way we usualy ask about vactions is using the word "fijn".

Hope this helps!

Elizabeth van der Veen
PRO pts in pair: 20
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