sprake van zijn

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Er is sprake van dat + subsentence

  1. (idiomatic) it is said that, it may be so that; (negated) there is no way that, it must not be so that

E.g. "Er is sprake van dat zelfs de koning komt." - "It is said that even the king will come."

Negation: "Er is geen sprake van dat de koning komt." - "There is no way the king will come."


Er is sprake van + noun

  1. (idiomatic) it is a case of ..., there is ... involved

E.g. "Er is sprake van misbruik." - "There is abuse involved."

Negation: "Er is geen sprake van misbruik." - "There is no abuse involved."