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"Wir freuen uns darauf,...,"

What is the difference between:

  • "Wir freuen uns darauf, um euch zu sehen,"; and
  • "Wir freuen uns darauf, dass euch seht,"?


November 26, 2016



Both sentences do not make much sense. Also not in English: "We are looking forward in order to see you." (in German without the double meaning) and "We are looking forward that sees you." ??

No, the right translation of "We are looking forward to see you." is "Wir freuen uns darauf, euch zu sehen." or maybe but unusual: "Wir freuen uns darauf, dass wir euch sehen werden." (more: "We are in happy anticipation that we are going to see you.")

I hope I could be of help.


How is that structure different with "Sie wartet darauf, dass der Bus kommt,"?

And if it isn't 'um.. zu' on the 2nd sentence, why do you need a comma?


After 'Wir freuen uns darauf' you can either use zu + infinitive (if the subject of the main clause is the same as the "subject" of the infinitive phrase - e.g. Wir freuen uns darauf, euch zu sehen) or use a dass-clause (if the subject of the main clause differs from the subject of the subordinate clause - e.g. Wir freuen uns darauf, dass ihr uns besuchen werdet). So your first sentence is wrong because 'um... zu...' means 'in order to...' and your second one is wrong because the dass-clause has no subject.


Wir freuen uns darauf euch zu sehen. Wir freuen uns auf unseren Uralub. I think "wir freuen uns" is always followed by either a verb in infinitive or a direct object. Ich freue mich auf Weinachten. Ich freue mich darauf Ski fahren zu gehen.


Hallo, also das sind zwei merkwürdige Sätze. Als Deutsche sage ich: " Wir feuen uns euch zu sehen"

Der zweite Satz ist sinnlos. Meinst Du vielleicht: " Wir freuen uns das ihr euch seht"


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My problem here is with the adverb "darauf". Why darauf?


Ich freue mich dich zu sehen implies direct speech to the person in front of you. I am happy to see you.

Ich freue mich darauf dich zu sehen refers to a future event. I am looking forward to seeing you.

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