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"Once I see her, I want to go."

Translation:Zodra ik haar zie, wil ik gaan.

December 7, 2014



Why is it "ga" not accepted? D: Are we inferring that both people in the subject or going, or is this a rule I'm forgetting?


I think it's not accepted because it's in the infinitive form "to go" = "gaan"


Yes, because it's to go. Dutch often has the similar constructions of english, in that you use two verbs with one subject, and the first verb modifies the second.

The first verb would be the conjugated form for the subject, and then the second (third, fourth, etc), would be (more often in Dutch, but still not always) in naked infinitive form. I.e. without 'te'

Ik wil eten. I want to eat.

However, counterexample which includes the 'te' modifier, Ik heb geen idee wat te doen. I have no idea what to do.


Great reply, thanks!


I'm currently asking myself why.


I thought the subject-verb compound was inseparable, but this doesn't seem to be the case here. Why?


Zodra ik haar zie wil ik weggaan sounds fine to me.


Inderdaad ........


I wrote the same, but maybe weggaan means to leave?


This appears to have inversion in the first clause. I am still learning to use inversion with some subordinate clauses, but it is not at all clear to me why this sentence doesn't start with "Zodra ik zie haar." (I am a native English speaker, this whole word order thing in Dutch is new to me.)

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