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"Ga je naar de sportschool?"

Translation:Do you go to the gym?

October 30, 2014



Does this never translate to "sports school"?


No, not in English. However, gymnasium is accepted as well as gym.


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Why is "gaan" irregular here?


ik ga - jij/zij/hij/het gaat - wij/zij/jullie gaan But if it's a question, it is: ga ik? ga jij? - gaat hij/zij/het? - gaan wij/zij/jullie?

It's the same for most, except for je/jij which changes from 'gaat' to 'ga'..

Why? Maybe someone else can tell you but I can't think of a reason.


If the verb comes before jij it's always conjucated like ik, so nothing irregular there (in most cases this means the -t is dropped, in this case it's -at which is dropped).

The conjugation looks a bit different because the stem ga ends in a vowel, which is a bit exceptional (there are a few more, some examples: slaan, staan, zien). It triggers some standard spelling rules (e.g. ga has only 1 a, but gaat has 2), but for all these verbs jij/zij/hij/het still end in -t and wij/zij/jullie in -n as one would expect.


Hm. Just one of those things I guess. Bedankt.


What's wrong with "Do you attend the gym?" Is there another word for "attend" in Dutch so that "attend" wouldn't be accepted here?


What's wrong with athletic club


That would be "atletiekclub" or "atletiekvereniging" in Dutch.


Does this sentence mean do you go to the gym in general? If so, how would you ask "Are you going to the gym?", as in this very moment.

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