"Even though it is not cold, she wears a coat."
Translation:Hoewel het niet koud is, draagt zij een jas.
From what I've comprehended so far, is the following right?:
1.) Sentence starts with Subject pronoun, verb proceeds 2.) Sentence starts with anything other than Subject pronoun or article ( The so called normal subject we've seen so far) , inversion happens 3.) Sentence has a conjunction in between the proceeding subordinate clause has verb pushed to the end 4.) Sentence begins with Conjunction- Rule 3 applies to the first half of the sentence, and Rule 2 to the second half (because the sentence has started with something other than 'the so called normal subject')
no, "hoewel" is one of those subordinating conjunction words that changes word order of the second sentence, just like "omdat" en "toen" en "als" and a ton more. it's better to remember the conjunctions that don't change word order, because there are fewer of them. "en", "maar", "want", "dus", "of". (and, but, because, thus)
There was a sentence before this one 'Als je hem niet hebt, waar is de tas dan?' Here, the first part (with a conjunction that changes the word order) is changed, and the second part is normal word order. I dont understand why in this sentence both parts are changed? Can you help explain? Thanks
This is one of those weird things of the dutch language.
If you start the sentence with a subordinating conjunction (like "hoewel" in this case), the main clause word order morphs into the question word order ("draagt zij een jas (?)").
other examples: "Omdat ik moe ben, ga ik slapen." (Because I'm tired, I'm going to sleep) "Toen ik klein was, was ik vaak boos." (When I was little, I used to be angry often)
You see that the main clauses are ordered like a question. Was ik vaak boos? Ga ik slapen?
Hope that helps, seeing your question is a year old you've probably moved on but maybe it helps others.
See this resource from above: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=WordOrder.58
For this specific sentence, Hoewel puts the first clause in subordinate order, meaning the conjugated verb goes to the end of the clause. The second clause begins with the verb as the verb must be in V2 position.
Hoewel makes the first clause subordinate. You're just used to the subordinate clause being second. I think it is a lot easier to see what is going on if you reverse the sentence:
Zij draagt een jas, hoewel het niet koud is.
She wears a jacket, even though it is not cold.
Notice draagt assumes second position, so zij and draagt swap places when you move the clauses around.