"Mi van bent?"

Translation:What is inside?

July 17, 2016

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Fun fact, the suffix "ben" means "in" and adding a "t" at the end of the word makes it accusative, so that should help you remember this word


Nothing here suggests the use of accusative, as there is no direct object. We have the verb "to be" followed by the adverb "inside". Many times the sentence structure changes when translating, but in this case it remains exactly the same:

Interrogative + form of "to be" + adverb

So, here bent is an adverb, and not an inflection of a different word. I don't know what its etymological relation with the suffix "-ben" might be, but it certainly isn't an inflected form of it, because suffixes don't have inflections (their function is marking other words' inflections).


T is not for accusative here


Is "Mi bent van?" OK?


No, the verb has to follow the question word.


what about ''Mi van benne''?


Your sentence is correct. There is a slight difference between 'bent' and 'benne': 'benne' refers to a definite object (e.g. asking 'what's in it' while pointing to a box), and is used more frequently. The duolingo sentence in everyday speech may only refer to rooms, buildings or large, enclosed spaces.


what is the difference between bent and kint? They both mean inside.


bent = inside

kint = outside


I wrote what is inside and was told what is inside. The same goes for he is a man - four times I am told I am wrong but you write exactly the same in your "correction" Can you pls see to this as it is very frustrating.

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