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"Do not try to repair the heating yourself."

Translation:Probeer niet om zelf de verwarming te repareren.

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Why is "Probeer niet de verwarming zelf te repareren" wrong? That word order would be correct in German, and Dutch grammar is usually very similar. What's different here?

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Sorry, but that word order does not work in Dutch. These do:

  • Probeer niet zelf de verwarming te repareren
  • Probeer de verwarming niet zelf te repareren
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Thank you!

So one correct translation of "Don't try to do it" is "Probeer het niet te doen", right? How would you then say "Try not to do it" in Dutch? Is it the same translation?

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It's the same, yes. :)

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