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"My dog goes with me."

Translation:Mijn hond gaat met me mee.

July 19, 2014



"Meegaan" means "to go along". Verbs that are composed of a preposition and a verb often break up when they are conjugated.


Is it possible to translate this without "mee": "Mijn hond gaat met me"?


Maybe if you added a direction. "De hond gaat met me naar het strand" (the dog is going with me to the beach) is fine. "Meegaan" means "to come along" so without "mee", the focus is less on the person coming along.

"Mijn hond gaat met me" on its own doesn't work. I think it has a similar meaning as "to be seeing someone"; to be in a relationship with someone.


BTW: "Miteinander gehen" has the same meaning in German (i.e. to be in a relationship with someone)


Why is not possible to write "Mijn hond gaat bij me"?


Good question! Maybe they wanted an exercise with the verb "to go along" (meegaan) concretely, and it just happens that you can (this is only my hypothesis) skip the verb "meegaan" and say "gaan bij me" instead. It's normal in a language to have more than one way of saying things.


I'm curious why the translation includes 'loopt.' The sentence doesn't specify that they are walking, only that 'my dog goes with me'.


I completely agree with tfox's comment


I put mijn hond komt met mij. I really was just guessing. But idk why its wrong.


Doesn't 'komt' mean '(it) comes' instead of '(it) goes'?


What's the difference? For "with me", to me, makes me think that comes and goes is very much the same. Ya know what I mean?

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