"Ga je naar de sportschool?"

Translation:Do you go to the gym?

October 30, 2014



Does this never translate to "sports school"?

July 14, 2016


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

July 15, 2016


Have five lingots for your helpful answer!

July 16, 2016


Why is "gaan" irregular here?

October 30, 2014


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.

October 30, 2014


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.

October 30, 2014


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

October 30, 2014


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?

July 8, 2017


What's wrong with athletic club

January 17, 2019


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

January 17, 2019
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