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"Are we playing?"

Translation:Spelen wij?

August 9, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sebastian0385

Uuuuumm... it threw "het aan" in there without teaching me this grammar structure. Would "zijn wij spelen" not work?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OsoGegenHest

"We play" = Wij spelen.

You added a superfluous zijn to it in an attempt to make something like the English present continuous. Of course, even if Dutch had a present continuous formed exactly as in English, it would be wij zijn "speling".

The software thought you were going for the Dutch continuous construction wij zijn aan het spelen ("we are on the play") and thus gave you a correction based on that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El2theK

Dutch continuous uses het not de


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OsoGegenHest

Ah thanks for the correction. Silly mistake made in a hurry.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aduket

Verb first == question , quite but not entirely unlike English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blah629004

Does it make sense if it's "Spelen we?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMerrie
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Yeah, that's also fine

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