How can you tell "ze" from "zij" (and "he/hij", "we/wij" etc) with these listening exercises? I have chosen the wrong form a few times now and cannot tell the difference.
Yeah, the computer voice is not very good at pronouncing these clearly. Your best bet is the slow audio version.
What I do is listen to the ending. zij, hij, and wij have an -ay sound at the end while ze, he, and we have an -uh sound. it take a little time and practice to hear the difference.
"Ze gaat niet". The verb is conjugated differently although the pronoun is the same
Oh.. that makes sense :p just to make sure, 'gaat' is singular, referring to he/she (and you?), while 'gaan' is used in the plural form, referring to they?
Remember that second and third singular person always have a T in the end of the verb and plural second and third have an N. First person without T or N
ja: ze of zij kan gebruikt worden. / yes "ze" or "zij" can be used for "she"
In the selection version of this question, the only option that comes up is gaan.
my "they wouldn't go" was rejected, it is all becoming too ingewikkeld
Is it just me or does gaan in this recording sound like it ends in an M rather than N ? I went ahead and put the N in anyway because that's what it should be, but it was a little hard to understand
This voice is terrible because I heard "wij" instead of "zij". I wish they could improve the voice.
Can someone give me an example of when you would use this phrase in a sentence or conversation, either in English or Dutch?
If the singular was "ik gaan" then the plural would be "wij ganen". However, this is not the case.
no, that is not a good sentence
geen for example: er is een (1) hond -- er is geen hond.
er zijn twee (2) honden-- er zijn geen honden
you do use the word "geen" if you can replace it with a number. except that there are none at al when you use the word "geen"
Usually duo lingo doesnt make a big deal about using do not vs using don't....wonder why it decided i was wrong this time