csjc wrote:Het was niet zo slecht als ik dacht hoor.
Dank jullie voor het corrigeren.
Also... a couple quick questions which I won't even attempt to try and phrase in Dutch:
Dimunitives: just how common are they? I've seen them everywhere so far, and they seem to be used in all kinds of contexts aside from the usual minisculization of things/particular words that have separate meanings in the dimunitive (etentje, kaartje). I've also read that they're used in an affectionate manner, but I couldn't manage to find any good examples. I assume they can also be used derogatoritly, i.e. "je bent maar een jongetje".
They're very common. I cannot exactly explain when and how it's used. A computer game is usually dimunitive as well. Computerspelletje. "Ik was even een computerspelletje aan het spelen."
I think it's not a problem if you say it that waye. I oftenly hear people say: Hij is de meest bekende DJ van Huppelepup. Where it could also be: Hij is de bekendste DJ van Huppelepup.Superlative forms: Is "meest bekende" instead of "bekentdste" considered improper?
No.Als instead of dan: Can I correctly say, "hij is groter als mij"?
I don't see a difference there. However I hear the first much more and it's the sentence I'd use. The second is more formal to me.Indirect objects: "Ik heb hem de waarheid verteld"/"Ik heb de waarheid aan hem verteld". Is there a difference in emphasis here? A difference in usage between the Netherlands and Belgium, perhaps?