"One can see that the center is in the South."

Translation:Man kann sehen, dass das Zentrum im Süden ist.

July 31, 2017



why does the "ist" is placed at the end of the sentence?

July 31, 2017


The construction "dass das Zentrum im Süden ist." is called "subordinated clause" (=Nebensatz). All subordinated clauses in German have their finit verb at the end of the sentence.

  • Man kann sehen, dass das Zentrum im Süden ist.

The main clause (=Hauptsatz) "man kann sehen" has its finit verb at the second position. Sometimes the subordinated clause forms the first position, so the verb is here still at the second position.

  • Dass das Zentrum in Süden ist, kann man sehen.

Becareful, there are sentences which seems to you to be subordinated clauses, but they are not. For example "aber":

  • Er mag keinen Fisch, aber er isst Fisch. ~ but
July 31, 2017


Can I use 'liegt' instead of 'ist'?

March 22, 2019


Liegt sollte korrekt sein

May 15, 2019


Why isn't it, "Man kann sieht..." since "one" is a single person? Why is that verb conjugated for plural people??

May 31, 2019
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