https://www.duolingo.com/tzjames

"Now he plays the strong man."

March 8, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/tzjames

Word order in german always gets me, but shouldn't "Nun er spielt den starken Mann" also be accepted. I thought this is just a matter of emphasis?

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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No, it's not a matter of emphasis. "Nun er spielt.." is wrong.

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa032700a.htm (see "verb second")

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V2_word_order

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/anthropanda

what is a good way to decide whether to use "jetzt" or "nun"?

June 22, 2013

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jetzt is more immediate and momentary, it means something is just occuring or is just starting now.

August 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hutcho66

Very little difference, 'nun' is a bit more formal than 'jetzt'.

July 10, 2013
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