https://www.duolingo.com/hataldir

"Hast du an diesem Wochenende schon was vor?"

January 3, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ahven

"vorhaben" means to intend to do something. But the prefix of the verb, when inflected, is placed at the end of the sentence.

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hataldir

This sentence is impossible to understand without full translation.

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Musetta

It makes no sense to show the translation of the word "Hast" or the word "vor" by it self! Since "Vorhaben" is one word, and if you are not familiar with it, most of the chances is that you would get the sentence wrong :( (And this is true for all the verbs with prefix...)

February 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jhladky

I am trying to figure this one out, since I got it wrong. I am going to do an painfully literal translation:

"Have you on this weekend yet what ahead?"

It that correct?

Trying to wrap my mind around the way Germans think. I do wish answer was a little more forgiving about alternate phrasing.

January 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Musetta

I also think that this sentence is impossible to understand....

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Martoiu

Maybe you could just remember it as: "Do you have allready something for this weekend?"

January 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/blas3nik

I wrote that exactly, and it was considered a bad solution...

February 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tylerthehun

This is how I understand it in an ultraliteral sense, but is a poor translation in and of itself.

June 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/artashm

Can anyone explain why "Do you intend to do anything this weekend ?" was not accepted, just wondering what my mistake was

April 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Musetta

My guess is that they believe the word "anything" is wrong. Perhaps if you have written the word "something" as a translation for the word "was", perhaps they would have accepted that. http://www.dict.cc/?s=was

May 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chad996

got it key word is vorhaben,thats interesting

May 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SlyRatcher

This sentence is extremely confusing and I'm just doing it by memory

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mikelucas

Glad I'm not on my own with this one. Have we been taught prefix's and inflected verbs, if so I missed it.

June 11, 2013
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