Ist dein Kühlschrank laufen? Dann du musst es fangen!
Läuft dein Kühlschrank? Dann musst du ihn fangen!
It is probably an idiom. Because läuft is not "works".
Laufen can also mean "to run." Running, working, and in operation are interchangeable in English.
Kind of like "my refrigerator is running" = "my refrigerator is working"
Or as in "Something goes wrong"
Same in french ! "marcher" means both walk and work.
We have the same idiom in English.
'Is the machine working?'
'Yes it is up and running'
Such an ableist statement, to suggest something only works if it can run. This kind of language is imprisoning the minds of those without certain motor faculties. /s
"Wann es funktionert, dann ist es gut." is another way to say the same thing, no?
Except it would have to be "Wenn" not "Wann". Wann is specifically a question word. Here you need wenn, meaning when or if.
Right, elementary mistake! Thank you Allan :)
I would believe so
Yes laüft is run, no ??
Why dann and not denn?
That's actually fairly simple. "Dann" means "then," and "denn" means "because."
Why 'dann ist es gut' and not 'dann es ist good'?
The clauses introduced by an adverbial conjunction switch the order of the subject and the verb
My kid (who's much more fluent in German than I) explained it this way:
... ABER es ist gut! (coordinating conjunction)
... WENN es gut ist! (subordinating conjunction)
... DANN ist es gut! (adverbial conjunction)
Insert Ryan Reynolds "but why?" gif here. BIG BIG sigh.
Because the verb needs to be the second element in the clause. "Dann" takes the usual place of the subject, forcing it to come after the verb.
I'm not sure i understand the need for such a rule? but then im not german.
In spanish we have "Andar" which means walking or in working order! It amazes me that different languages have similar idiomatic expressions!
Shouldn't the second part start with the verb? since we started with the subordinating Wenn?
I think one could use functions instead of works in this context.
Does "laufen" mean the same thing as "to work" meaning "to function"? Or does it, like English "to run", require something "to be running"?
"Ist es gut" oder "es ist gut"?
Check it out please, the answer was correct
"If it looks stupid but it works
It ain't stupid"