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"He is swimming often and gladly."

Translation:Er schwimmt oft und gern.

December 16, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kit845299

You just wouldn't say it this way. You could say "Er schwimmt oft und es macht ihm Spaß", though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjtaea

''Er schwimmt häufig und gern'' is not accepted as a correct answer, although oft and häufig cover the same meaning


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stepintime

"mit Freude(n)" would be the word to use, but that sounds just about as high-level and impractical as "He swims with pleasure".

I think "gladly" is just Duo trying to find an English translation for "gern(e)", which, if you leave the "often" out, would probably be written as "He likes to swim / swimming" --> "Er schwimmt gern(e)". But with the "often" in there, you can't work with "he likes to do it" in English anymore.

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