https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothyk9

Is this sentence structured correctly?

Alright so I'm trying to saying "I like learning German," is this correct: Ich lerne gern Deutsch.

October 24, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bersalon

That is correct =)
You could also say "Ich lerne Deutsch gern(e)." or (I am quite sure, somebody please correct me if I'm wrong) "Ich lerne gerne Deutsch."
Keep up the good work! Viel Glück!

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Ich lerne Deutsch gern(e) sounds a little off to me, personally.

Perhaps if you were talking about German and the listener knew that you were learning it but wondered what feelings you had about it, so you say, I like learning German, making the "gerne" the important part of the sentence by putting it at the end.

Ich lerne gern(e) Deutsch seems a more neutral phrasing to me.

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bersalon

That's what I thought. Thanks for clarifying that. Whenever I say I like something, I usually put the gern(e) before the word. Vielen Dank!

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlobalJim711

Learn that The verb is in second position in a typical German sentence.

Gestern fuhr ich mit der Tramway, Richtung Favoriten. (Wolfgang Ambros)

We would say...Yesterday, I rode the (Tram/trolley) toward Favoriten.

You will be tempted to follow our pattern...and may even add punctuation. It will be wrong and is not said way.

Dann wach' ich auf in der Kinetten, wo ich schlafe. (Ambros)

. . .then wake I up, in the shack, where I sleep.

Every other day I work out. Jeden zweiten Tag trainiere ich.

If you are just starting, mastering verb in second position with a verb that agrees in number with the subject is a good challenge.

October 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothyk9

Danke viel :)

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tuman88

"Danke vielmals" or "Vielen Dank"

"Danke viel" is wrong ;)

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothyk9

Danke vielmals ;) I kind of had a feeling "Danke viel" was wrong; because I think "viel" means "much [of]," or "a lot [of]."

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bersalon

I see Tuman88 already corrected you. I would like to let you know that you can also say 'Danke sehr.'

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothyk9

Really? Sounds weird [in English] to say "Thanks very." Anyways, thanks for the correction and suggestion :)

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bersalon

Remember, German is not English =)

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothyk9

Very, very true...The idioms lessons confused me so much because I was thinking of the literal translations from German to English.

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

danke is short for Ich danke "I thank", so the structure of the expressions is a bit different in English and German :)

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlobalJim711

Not at all...you could also say danke schön!

October 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Victoria_DGS

Sounds good to me.

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothyk9

Danke sehr :)

October 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erica_Smith07

Ja, das it richig

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothyk9

richtig I do this all the time with "Ich," I sometimes type too fast and only type the I lol

October 25, 2016
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