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Why are German words sometimes in different order when you put them in English

Sometimes I get confused when I am reading German to English

September 30, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

Because that is the way German is. Germans could ask why is the order in English different from ours.

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vereschagin

Basically, because it's a different language.

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamKean

To give a comprehensive answer to your question would probably require a dissertation, so please don't feel I'm fobbing you off when I link you here.

I am yet to find a German grammar topic that is not covered on Canoo.

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/destineewalden

thanks

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicRuler1414

German, French and some other languages are fairly close to English, so their words orders are similar. The more different the languages is the more different the word order, Like Japanese or Arabic to English. There are some language which have a similar word order to English but aren't related like Chinese, but it is just a coincidence.

September 30, 2017
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