"Ich muss lernen."
Translation:I have to learn.
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One of the "correct options" of a multiple-choice task is "I need to study". While it means pretty much the same as "I have to study", isn't it kind of far-fetched? I think we have to learn that "müssen" is "must" or "have to" first of all, mixing it with "need" can be confusing.
What do you think? Would you check "I need to study" as a correct answer for "Ich muss lernen"?
"need" here is used as a modal verb. When it is a modal verb it means exactly the same as "have to", and you negate it saying "you needn't learn"; you needn't use an auxiliary verb.
Yeah, and instead of it, I'm playing with Duo. I have a strong feeling that my exam tomorrow won't go well.
It is correct. "Muß" is the traditional way of writing it, but the 1996 spelling reform has made it "muss".
"musste" is past tense. There is no past tense for "must" in English, so it is translated as "had to".
Only the modal verb is conjugated. The main verb is in the infinitive. Similarly, it's "He has to learn", not "He has to learns".
So is it in the infinitive form in English when there is a 'to + verb'?
The same reason why we don't say "he has learns", but "he has to learn".
Hi,can i say,,I must to learn/or ,,I have to study and I need to study//Thanks
The first one must be "I must learn", without "to". The other two are correct English, though "study" and "learn" are not quite the same thing.