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"We often go for a walk."

Translation:Wir gehen oft spazieren.

February 28, 2018



'Oft gehen wir spazieren'?


What's wrong with "Wir laufen oft" ?


"We walk often" vs "We often go walking" quite not the same thing.


What's the difference between oft and häufig?


I still get confused on when the verb goes in the same place in the sentence as in English and when it is relegated to the end of the sentence. Any basic clues to help me?


One verb is in 2nd place and 2nd verb is in the end. Doesn't exist other word's order?


The other German word's orders are:

  • Wir gehen oft spazieren. - the normal one
  • Oft gehen wir spazieren. - less in use
  • Spazieren gehen wir oft. - less in use

"gehen" has always be in 2nd place. "spazieren" can only be the last word, or in case you want to emphasize "spazieren" then it can stand at the begin. "Wir" is the subject of the sentence, and in main clauses the sentence's subjects can only be placed in first place or third place. So you can see here all the possible word's orders.


In my opinion all three should be marked ok possibly with an explanation such as given above (Thanks Herr Abendbrot). 1. Wir gehen oft spazieren 2. Oft gehen wir spazieren 3. Spazieren gehen wir oft. Number "1" being the most preferred and number "3" the least. But it looks like only "1" is acceptable to good old Duo.


When there are two verbs in a sentence, the first goes in second position, and the second goes at the end.


I don't quite understand your question, but this is the standard word order for a present tense sentence with two verbs.

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