Could I also say: Did you feel the earth moving? If not, how would one say that in Dutch?
I still have this very same question. Would anybody explain why this is wrong, please?
"Was het ook goed voor jou?" she said as she took a puff of her cigarette.
So when you feel something external to yourself (like the Earth moving), does "voel" cease to be reflexive?
Useful explanation as always :) Thank you!
I was not thinking of a "me" but a "zich"... Is "Het aarde bewegen zich" correct? If so, then why not "Voelde je de aarde zich bewegen"?
- To quake = trillen, beven, schokken.
- earthquake = aardbeving
So it's rather a kind of movement (shaking/trembling). Though the earth can move (bewegen) in more ways than just shaking/trembling.
I answered "Have you felt the earth move?" and it was counted as incorrect. Was this particular example supposed to be a reference to a specific moment when the earth moved?
"Have you felt" is Present Perfect - so this could be any time in your life up till now.
"Did you feel" is the past, so it would refer to one specific time in the past (in this particular case, usually a few minutes ago). "Voelde" is the same.