the present tense should allow for the possibility in a question of "do you take" I take, do I take? Why do you take 3 hats (when you travel) Why are you taking 3 hats. I take 3 because they're for different occasions. I wear shoes. Why do you wear shoes? Why are you wearing shoes? (progressive). They are slightly different, but in Danish, I think the only way to say Why do you take is Hvorfor tager du...?