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"Schwimmst du gern?"

Translation:Do you like swimming?

August 29, 2017



Why " do you like swimming" is wrong ?


nita… do you like swimming is not wrong... I would even say it is better than "schwimmst du gern" but one can say both


Can anyone elaborate on the slight intricacies of "haben...gern" and "mögen"?


"gern haben" is for persons. "I like you." = "Ich habe dich gern."

"mögen" is for things, that you feel related to. "I like ice cream." = "Ich mag Eis."

"gefallen" is for stuff that you just got to know. "I liked the opera yesterday." = "Mir hat die Oper gestern gefallen.", "I like what you say." = "Mir gefällt, was du sagst."

"verb + gern" is for activities that you like to do and have already done several times. "Ich schwimme gern." = "I like to swim." "Ich fahre gern Auto." = "I like driving a car."

I hope I could be of help.


Ich lerne gern Deutsch!


Why do we have to use "gern" and "gerne" too, is it the feminine/masculine, or singular/plural?


What's different between gern and gerne


Why not magst du schwimmen?


Sometimes in English we omit the "do" when talking to someone, as in, "You like swimming?" It's not proper but it is used.


I'm Australian and wrote for this "You like swimming?" which would be a quite acceptable thing to say here, we often shorten things here when asking a question like this leaving off the do (thou some do say it with the do, its fine either way). It thou marks this response as being incorrect thou common language used here.


If I write answers in Scottish slang, they'll be marked a wrong despite being perfectly fine in Scotland.

Duolingo assumes proper English to make things easier for them (they don't have to account for every kind of slang) and you/me (if I write your answer which sounds like a statement, I need to be marked wrong to learn the real meaning).


I was marked wrong for "Do you like to swim" - which is the same in English as the correct answer. Should be allowed.


Is there any real difference between "Schwimmst du gern" and "Gehst du gern Schwimmen"? When would you use one over the other?


In English "do you like swimming" is the same as "do you like to swim" Both should be counted correct


why is the sentenced structured backwards instead of "du gern schwimmst?"


Yes-no questions start with a verb -- as in English. We don't ask "You do like to swim?" but start with a verb (in this case, "do").


this one is tricky because the translation it gives you is "swim you like to"


So, when is the proper time to use "Schwimsst du?" and "Schwimmst du gern?"


"Schwimsst du?" = "Are you swimming?" or "Do you swim?" "Schwimsst du gern?" = "Do you like swimming?"


It gave me the correct answer as "Do you LOVE to swim". I thought gern was 'like', not as intense as 'to love'.


But in the question is the word DU. So just because it does not lead off with DU? Why is it wrong? Please answer?


"Du" (you) is the subject in this case. As a question, the subject comes after the verb.


Why is 'do' there? Why is 'You like swimming?' wrong?


I had the the same "do you like swimming" question earlier and i answered "schwimmst du gern" and it was wrong


Would 'Magst du schwimmen?' be acceptable here? If not, why?


When is it gern vs. gerne?

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