"I am beginning to see what you want to say."

Translation:Ik begin te zien wat je wil zeggen.

1 year ago

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It told me I needed to put "Ik begin te zien wat je wilt zeggen." -- Now why do I NEED to put a "t" after wil? if I say "wil te zeggen" ... or is this contraction required?

1 year ago

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There is no contracrion, it's how "willen" is conjugated. There is no 'te' between 'wilt' and 'zeggen' in this sentence. (Now I think about it, I think 'te' never comes after 'willen'.)

The cunjugation of willen is:

  • Ik wil
  • Jij wil (informal) or jij wilt (formal)
  • Hij/Zij/Het wil
  • U wil/wilt
  • Wij willen
  • Jullie willen
  • Zij willen
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Okay... I get the "t" which is most common after jij (formal) Hij Zij and Het .. but above they use je and follow it only with wil... this is what is confusing me -- that inconsistency or whatever that seems to be. --- I see that informally "jij" is also wil... so where does je come in getting the "t"? Sorry, I just like to know why I am seeing what appears to be something that is inconsistent.

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Don't know if I'm explaining myself right here... let me put it this way... the above "correct" answer is: * " ...wat je wil zeggen." * ... but the "correct" answer that Duo showed me was cut and pasted above and included... * "...wat je wilt zeggen." * and THAT is the thing I find confusing. Why is a "t" used on one, and NOT on the other?

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Both are fine and accepted. 'Jij' and 'je' are both informal ways of saying 'you' (only 'u' is formal). What I meant with 'wil' being informal and 'wil' being formal, is that, in written texts, you will find 'wil' in more informal texts, and 'wilt' in formal texts.

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Bedankt!

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