You mean "when" when it is used to mean "whenever" is "wanneer", but I have seen "als" used there also. There are some expressions in which the meaning does not change if you use "if" or "when".
So I guess Dutch speakers didn't find The Empire Strikes Back to be surprising…
Can "als" also mean "as" in a sentence like this? The son goes as his father goes?
Can I use "De zoon gaag indien zijn vader gaat". What's the difference between "Indien" and "Als" in this case?
i was under the impression the dutch word for "to go" was gaan, not gaat. i may be wrong though, does anyone know for certain?