"He is a man who knows what he wants."

Translation:Er ist ein Mann, der weiß, was er will.

May 28, 2017



Why it isnt 'was er will weiß'?

May 28, 2017


Let's break down the sentences to see which parts of sentence form structures:

ENG: 1: He is a man / 2: who knows / 3: what he wants.
DEU: 1: Er ist ein Mann, / 2: der weiß, / 3: was er will.

1: main clause
2: relative clause
3: content clause referring to 2

Here, German and English syntax run completely parallel.

Verbs in the German sentence:

In the main clause (1) the verb is in second position (as per v2-rule), in both the subordinate clauses (2 and 3) the respective verb is in the respective last position.

May 28, 2017


Are 'warum' and 'wie' conjunctions?

June 2, 2017
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