"Are you swimming?"
Translation:Ben jij aan het zwemmen?
Well, if you've read all the other comments you probably already know this, but I'll try again:
Whenever there's inversion (i.e., the verb is placed before je/jij) we don't add a -t to the verb.
when inverting the S-V in order to form a question.
On the other hand, please keep in mind that in this unit/skill we are supposed to be practising the equivalent to the present continuous/progressive, thus you should use ben je aan het zwemmen? instead.
Hope this helps.
Did you make a typo here? You say:
Whenever there's an inversion (i.e., the berb is placed before je/jij) we don't add a t to the verb.
But then you go on and say that je zwemt becomes zwemt je. I'm seeing a t on the verb there, In both cases.
Thank you for your comment about using the report button rather than a post in the sentence discussion. Inevitably, both will happen. But you're right, most users don't understand that moderators cannot alter the course - that is the job of the contributors, who receive, and act on, the reports.
Yes, (I'll fix it now) and I had yet another typo - I should have written verb, haha. I'm very bad at typing and I have a mild form of dyslexia - which is a horrible combination when replying from my cellphone. I also tend to copy/paste and sometimes i forget to make the necessary modifications to the original sentence - silly me.
Thanks for letting me know!
Het zwemmen is technically a verbal noun here. This is similar to English, because only one verb can be conjugated in a given clause. The only difference is that English uses a present participle for the second verb in the progressive, whereas Dutch uses a verbal noun (which is the same form as the infinitive), but in both cases those are non-conjugated forms.
1) whenever there's inversion and you're using je/jij, the verb doesn't get the t added at the end. So, in any case, it should be Zwem je? o zwem jij?.
2) in this unit we are expected to use the construction that is equivalent to the present continuous/progressive. So, it should be:
ben je/jij aan het zwemmen?
Hope this helps.
Did you report it?
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