For others, like me, that might still be confused on using magst vs gern, the Present Tense 1 notes go into the difference. Use the verb mögen to express that you like a noun and use the adverb gern to express liking doing something (a verb) such as in this exercise with hiking. The notes indicate that mögen can't be used to express liking a verb. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Verbs%3A-Present-1/tips-and-notes
Actually, it doesn't. Wandern means: to wander, to roam; to move, to travel, to shift; to migrate; to hike, to ramble; to go. In the US, Britain and maybe elsewhere walk might also insinuate rambling and hiking and walking etc, but if we're talking about the TRANSLATION of this particular word, then that is it. Interpretation in other languages may be what it is but.....boogaloo.
The Present Tense 1 notes go into the difference between gern and mögen. Use the verb mögen to express that you like a noun and use the adverb gern to express liking doing something (a verb) such as in this exercise with hiking. The notes indicate that mögen can't be used to express liking a verb. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Verbs%3A-Present-1/tips-and-notes
I think you misunderstood what DL indicated: Please read the following that I have copied and pasted from your own reference: The similar verb möchten can be followed by a verb, but Ich möchte Fußball spielen translates as "I would like to play soccer", not "I like playing soccer".)
When I got the answer wrong, the suggested answer was "Do you like to tramp" which I see is technically a synonym for hike, but honestly I'm a native English speaker and I've never heard it used like that.
I've only ever heard it used as a noun to mean a homeless person or, if you want to get sexist, as an old fashioned word for slut. I'd use tromp instead.
Perhaps it is your regional speech or reading experience! I am British and have seen 'tramp' ( to travel on foot ), in written form; heard it spoken and said it myself.
I believe Tramp, ( as in he is a Tramp ), comes from the idea that the person in question is itinerate in nature (or work), travelling from place to place; often on foot.
Of course I am not an expert on language but, Tramp may have ecclesiastical origins, from itinerate priests wandering by foot from place to place.
My experience of 'tromp' is in the 3rd person i.e., ''S/He tromped off.'', Or, to walk heavily i.e., ''Joe tromped across the room, sounding like a heard of elephants.'' (Apologies to any elephants who may read this! !-p ).
What is the definition of hike in this context? In uk english it normally means to go walk somewhere with an incline like a mountain or moor. In this context does it just mean to walk a distance as an activity? Would you use it to describe a walk in a nature park, perhaps?