Ik ben erg blij het met cadeau


Portuguese - Brazil
I've encountered this sentence in an exercise, but I don't get the order of het and met.

Is this sentence even possible? Shouldn't it be blij met het cadeau (happy with the gift)?
  • Alisson Pereira

    Senior Member
    Portuguese - Brazil
    So, we can say in the original sentence, the person is not 'so happy' with the gift, can't we?? I mean the gift is just another one.

    Alisson Pereira

    Senior Member
    Portuguese - Brazil
    That's a problem!
    Of course my interpretation was based on your answer (If you want to emphasize the gift). In my mind if a person gives you a gift, I think, you won't say: ''Ik ben verdrietig met het cadeau", but ''Ik ben blij..'' (just for education. You know what I mean). However if you say ''met het cadeau ben ik blij'', that's really mean that.

    I'm sorry, just interpretation.


    Senior Member
    There's zero ground for all that. Especially without any context.
    What you place in the beginning of a sentence (emphasizing it), doesn't reverse the meaning.