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"Are we playing?"

Translation:Spelen wij?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sebastian0385
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Uuuuumm... it threw "het aan" in there without teaching me this grammar structure. Would "zijn wij spelen" not work?

3 years ago

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
El2theK
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Dutch continuous uses het not de

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aduket

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

4 years ago