I am wondering what would be the context of this sentence. From the previous continuous tense lessons, the "aan+het+infintive" would mean they are doing the action at the moment. So would this sentence imply that they are somewhat "restless", causing them to walk around non-stop at the moment? Thanks in advance! :)
It means that they are always walking, so at any moment they are walking. Though you don't have to take this literally it can be used when someone does something a lot.
One can not hear the "het", I am wondering if in the normal conversations this sound effect does always happen..?
That's because the 'h' is dropped when preceded by a consonant, and because the 'e' is pronounced as a schwa (as the 'e' in 'the' or in 'differ').
Hope this helps.
If that is the case, can you explain to me why a marathon is referred to as a "loop"?
Maybe they are speaking flemish dutch where as here we are learning standard dutch
Though I wouldn't be surprised to read this in poetry, I wouldn't advice you to say it like that.
I don't get it. What's the difference between this and "Zij zijn altijd lopen"?
"Zij zijn altijd lopen" is not a correct sentence in Dutch. It's either "Zij lopen altijd" or "Zij zijn altijd aan het lopen".
Damn. I thought I probably got that wrong. So what's the difference between "Zij zijn altijd aan het lopen" and "Zij lopen altijd"?