"Where do you want to go?"

Translation:Wohin willst du gehen?

April 19, 2013



"Hin" implies movement. If it was "where are you?", just use "wo". "Where are you going?“ would be "wohin"

February 13, 2014


Whats the difference between "Wohin möchten Sie gehen" and "Wohin wollen Sie gehen" ?

August 14, 2014


I think that the difference is relatively minor. "Moecthen" effectively means "would like to" while "wollen" means "want to". I imagine that "wollen" would sound more immediate while "moechten" would sound more like a wish.

August 21, 2014


I want to know too

August 20, 2014


"Wo willst du hin?" Should also be accepted

March 29, 2015


As of 5/10/'16, it is.

May 10, 2016


Why not "wo willst du gehen?" :(

December 6, 2014


i think you would use 'wo' more to ask about the location of someone or something. 'Wohin' is the progressive form, literally meaning 'to where'. But the rest of it I see no problem :)

December 6, 2014

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What will be the sentence if du is used instead of Sie?

July 22, 2014


Wohin möchtest du gehen?

July 22, 2014

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Ah! Danke :) The möchten changes to möchtest.

July 22, 2014



July 22, 2014


Why isn't 'Wohin möchtest du zu gehen?' correct?

August 11, 2014


Modal verbs (like "moechten") normally do not take a zu infinitive and instead use a bare infinitive. It is like that in English to. I do not say "I can to do it", but I "can do it" while, but I would say "I am able to do it" rather than "I am able do it" ("can" is a modal verb, while "able" is not). Also, brief comment, but "moechten" is technically the subjunctive II form of the modal verb mogen.

August 21, 2014


Why not Wohin willst du? (No, duo, I did not "forget" a verb. I left it out because I have said variants of this sentence dozens of times!)

December 15, 2014


So I did a voice thing and it presumed I said "Wo wollen Sie hingehen".

So when is it appropriate to transplant the "hin" from "wohin" to the verb?

January 30, 2015


Hin|gehen is a separable verb, they are totally interchangeable:

  • Wo wollen Sie hingehen?
  • Wohin wollen Sie gehen?
January 30, 2015


Is there any difference between "Wohin willst du gehen" and "Wo willst du hingehen" or is it just stylistic?

September 18, 2017


I would say there is no difference, they are interchangeable.

September 22, 2017


Doesn't that mean "where would you like to go?"

August 16, 2014


could you not have 'wo wollen Sie gehen?'

September 14, 2014


I just got an email, and the translation “wohin wollt ihr gehen” is now accepted. :)

May 5, 2015


would wonach work instead of wohin?

February 14, 2016


I don't believe so. "Wohin" is more like "towards where". It's not actually "where to" as we would say it in English, so "wonach" and "wozu" aren't valid.

February 15, 2016


My correct answer was "Wo willst du hingehen", where does the "hin" belong??

March 3, 2016


The hin belongs to the word wohin (stem: wo) or hingehen (stem: gehen). Suffix -hin or prefix hin- gives a hint that the sentence is about movement towards a destination.

Both of these are a correct translation for "Where do you want to go?"

  • Wo willst du hingehen?
  • Wohin willst du gehen?
March 5, 2016


Or simply, "Wo willst du hin?" Wohin is separable. (Thank you Rammstein ;D)

May 10, 2016


"wo -> static; wohin -> dynamic"

What is that supposed to mean?

June 25, 2016


"wo" means someone is asking about a place. It's static, because there is no implicit direction.
"wohin" means someone is asking "where to". It's dynamic because there is direction away from the speaker.
"woher" means someone is asking "where from". It's also dynamic because there is direction toward the speaker.

"Wo sind meine Schlüssel?" (Where are my keys?) They're in one place, not moving.

"Wohin soll ich meine Briefe schicken?" ("(To) Where should I send my letters?") They're going out away from me.

"Woher kommen diese Erdbeere?" ("Where do these strawberries come from?") They come to me from somewhere.

June 26, 2016


Why not "zu gehen' here?

August 20, 2016


Modal verbs don't use "zu" with their infinitive verb.

August 25, 2016
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