"We watched the broadcast together."

Translation:We keken samen naar de uitzending.

2 years ago

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Could 'samen' also be placed at the end of this sentence? :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JanTatouse
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I think that you have three ways to phrase this sentence:

Option 1: "We keken samen naar de uitzending". This is the common way to phrase the sentence.

Option 2: "Samen keken we naar de uitzending". Literary language. You could write this in your diary or find it in a book, but in speech we don't use it.

Option 3: "Naar de uitzending keken we samen". You would expect a 'but' and a second part of the sentence. For example: "Naar de uitzending keken we samen, maar daarna gingen we eten in verschillende restaurants".

2 years ago

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No, your last option is not a natural Dutch sentence. I would expect a 'but' at the end of your second option. ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JanTatouse
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It's not a very useful sentence, so let's forget about it. I am, however, not convinced that it is wrong or unnatural. I can imagine it being used in some cases, but there are better alternatives for sure.

I do not understand why you would expect a 'but' at the end of my second option.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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I wouldn't expect necessarily a 'but', but a conjunction in general. You don't have to put one after it, but the sentence "flows" better if you do. (And if you don't, people would use your first option).

The third option is simply not correct Dutch.

2 years ago

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No, but you could put it at the beginning.

2 years ago

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You would have to change the word order for that, though: "We keken samen naar de uitzending", or "samen keken we naar de uitzending".

2 years ago

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What is wrong with "we hebben de uitzending samen bekeken"?

4 months ago
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