"Ich will, dass ihr es von innen seht."
Translation:I want you to see it from inside.
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It's not an infinitive; the infinitive form is "sehen." An infinitive is by definition a form that's not conjugating for person or number, which "seht" does.
"Seht" is at the end because "dass ihr es von innen seht" is a subordinate clause, and subordinate clauses always put their verb at the end.
"Dass" translates as "that"; the literal translation here is "I want that you see it from inside."
I always remember the "dr" in "drinnen" and "draußen" looks like word "door" shortened so:
drinnen - indoors, draußen - outdoors
I believe "innen" (inside) and "außen" (outside) are more to do with the surfaces of objects.
Apahegy's comment on this thread (https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/1110090/Innen-und-au%C3%9Fen) says:
"außen" and "innen" are simply the outside and inside of an object.
If you need to wash your car, you can say, "Mein Auto ist außen schmutzig," or "My car is dirty on the outside."
If you are going somewhere with a lot of people and not everyone can fit inside your car, you can say, "Mein Auto ist innen klein," or "My car is small on the inside."
Quick question do all german sentences work this way... Like in English you say things like I want you (to do something) it seems in German that you say ich will then a comma appears then the next part is started after the comma, so I want, do it seems the next verb is based on the actor of the sentence.. Hard to explain but..
I feel that " ihr es von innen seht" is better translated as "you see it from (the) inside" leading me to answer "I want that you see it from inside" which Duolingo accepted, but with a comment that it favoured "I want you to see it from inside" Yet I see no infinitive sehen in the sentence., and therefore feel my answer is closer to the German. I bet somebody will disagree, but please explain why.
You shouldn't expect identical structures in English and other languages. We learn by accepting differences. It's not always infinitive for infinitive, word for word.
I want you to do something. = Ich will, dass du etwas machst/dass Sie etwas machen/dass ihr etwas macht.
I would like you to read something. = Ich möchte, dass du etwas liest/dass Sie etwas lesen/dass ihr etwas lest.
They aren't used haphazardly. German sentence structure changes depending on the coordinating conjunctions/ subordinating conjunctions/conjunctional adverbs used in the sentence.
- Kerstin ist glücklich, denn sie hat Urlaub. (main clause word order, or the word order doesn't change in the second clause)
- Sie macht Urlaub an der Nordsee, weil sie das Meer liebt. (verb final word order)
- Sie will den Sonnenuntergang sehen, deshalb ist sie jetzt am Strand. (inversion)
It takes time to remember which word order should be used when. One way to learn it is to make a list/table with those conjunctions, find exemplary sentences and then make your own sentences. https://deutsch.lingolia.com/en/grammar/sentence-structure/dependent-clauses/conjunctions
Dass after the comma creates it as a demand, a not word to word translation but creates the sentence as a command. Perform an action. Other words to me makes it more purposeful, and I've read seht for see always going with Dass, so another example for me as I'm struggling off the top of my head... Expect bad grammar, expect 100% bad lol ( ich brauche, Dass ihr es
Dass after the comma creates it as a demand, a not word to word translation but creates the sentence as a command. Perform an action. Other words to me makes it more purposeful, and I've read seht for see always going with Dass, so another example for me as I'm struggling off the top of my head... Expect bad grammar, expect 100% bad lol ( ich brauche, Dass ihr es von innen Hörer) I need you to hear it from inside.... Now as Dass creates it a demand, and Dass goes with seht what is a verb, surely this applies for other verbs, I'm sure Hörer is a verb, to hear, so Dass goes with Hörer too? Am I making sense if this does make sense to a German native speaker, and i get the yes this has helped me alot to see it as I am doing right now, failing that I'm more lost than I thought