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Small translation help

Hello, I'm kinda new to the whole fourms side of duolingo but I thought I'd give it a shot!

I recently have started looking into german word order and grammar stuff and earlier I tried making the sentence "my mother is coming tomorrow" in my head i worked out "Meine mutter ist Morgen kommen" Later I went to check it on Google translate (which I've been told isn't always right, hence why I'm making a post about it) it said the right way would be "Meine Mutter kommst Morgen" which one would be more right? I'm still pretty new to german grammar and everything so sorry if this is a stupid question!

May 12, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/7hAu0bvY

my mother is coming tomorow -> Meine Mutter kommt morgen.

kommst would be 2. person sing. (you sing informal)

here some grammer about verb forms, this is how you conjugate regular verbs in german.:

ich komme = i come 1.person sing. ends with e

du kommst = you come (sing informal) 2.pers. sing. inf. ends with st.

er/sie/es kommt = he/she/it comes 3.person sing. ends with t

wir kommen = we come 1.pers. pl. ends with en

ihr kommt = you come (plural informal) 2.pers. pl. inf. ends with t

sie kommen = they come 3.person pl. ends with en

Sie kommen = you come (sing/pl. formal) formal speech uses the same verb form as 3.person pl. the Sie for the formal you is always capitalized.

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane-German

Do not expect one-to-one translations between English and German - just go with the flow and except the differences. 'My mother is coming tomorrow' or 'My mother comes tomorrow' is translated into German as 'Meine Mutter kommt morgen'. I find German very challenging, but can't give it up! Good luck with your learning.

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/panderflax

In German it's very simple, "Meine Mutter kommt morgen."

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jileha

Don’t try to translate too literally. In many cases, there is no 1:1 corresponding syntax or ways of expression. In your sentence, the English uses a continuous form: is coming. German does not have a continuous form and uses whatever main tense is used, in your case present. That leaves us with the verb “kommen”, which needs to agree with the subject, meine Mutter.

Meine Mutter kommt ...

Then there is “morgen” and “Morgen”. The first one is a temporal adverb, defining when the action of the sentence happens, meaning “tomorrow”. The second one is a noun and means “morning”.

I’m sure you can take it from here! :)

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lillydog123

I am really new to the fourms too!

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lillydog123

You are correct!You GO!

May 15, 2018
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