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"Ik hoop dat ik je weer zie."

Translation:I hope to see you again.

September 22, 2014



Can someone explain the word order here?

January 19, 2015


'Ik hoop dat ik je weer zie.' > I hope that I see you again. This sentence, containing a subordinate clause, is analysed as follows:

The word order of the whole sentence is quite straight forward: 1. subject = ik 2. verb = hoop 3. object = dat ik je weer zie

Let's analyse position 3. 3. = a subordinate clause, and consequently the word order within it is different:

  1. relative pronoun = dat
  2. subject = ik
  3. object = je
  4. adverb = weer
  5. verb = zie

In a subordinate clause the tensed verb is in the last position. So, the adverb moderating it proceeds this verb. Obviously, the conjunction comes first in the subordinate clause. Then the subject followed by the object.

I hope this makes sense!

January 19, 2015


For the pedants out there, the "dat" in the sentence above is a conjunction, not a relative pronoun. Otherwise, all good.

August 22, 2015


Hi Moonfriend,

While I agree with you regarding the fact that dat in this context is a subordinating conjunction, I just wanted to ask you... Don't you think that your tone and choice of words was a tiny bit... harsh?

No offence, though. :)


October 30, 2018


If I were to say "I hope that he loves you", what would the word order be? I don't know where the preposition 'van' would go. If I had to guess, I'd say "Ik hoop dat hij van je houdt." Is this right? Thanks in advanced for the help.

April 8, 2015


Yes that's correct.

April 14, 2015


Thanks! :D

April 14, 2015


We can't use "opnieuw" here?

September 22, 2014


I don't think so, it sounds strange to my ears.

"Opnieuw" is typically only used with dynamic actions. It implies starting over again, repeating something. For example, you could say:

  • Ik bekijk je opnieuw. - I look at you again. (dynamic action)
  • Ik zie je weer/nogmaals. - I see you again. (passive observation)
September 22, 2014


So essentially, 'opnieuw' is equivalent to the English 'anew'.

October 16, 2014



January 19, 2015


Ah, interesting.

September 23, 2014


Why is not-Ik hoop dat ik je weer zien

August 16, 2015


The form 'zien' is the infinitive. Since 'ik' is the subject in the 'dat'-clause, the verb has to be in the 'ik'-form.

August 24, 2015


What does weer mean?

September 22, 2016



September 12, 2017


''Zien'' requires a direct object (je), why isn't this pronoun inflected? Shouldn't it be ''jou''?

March 23, 2017


The objective case of the first-person pronoun has stressed/unstressed forms just as the subjective case does. Jij/je; jou/je.

I believe "Ik hoop dat ik jou weer zie" would also be grammatically correct.


June 28, 2018


How i will going to say: "I hope that he pass the exam. " in Dutch? Ik hoop dat hij het examen slaagt. Is this correct?

December 14, 2017


I believe it would be, "Ik hoop dat hij voor het examen slaagt."

June 28, 2018


So why is "I hope that I'll see you again" marked wrong? Maybe not elegant, but surely correct?

February 21, 2019
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