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Continuous Verbs in Dutch

How do I make the continuous form of a verb in Dutch.?

For example, "I like swimming" or "I like running".

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

Oh, that comes later. That's not continuous, however. That's called a gerund. Scroll down to the bottom of the tree and you'll see "gerund"...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

Continuous would be like "I am riding my bike" or "I am eating a sandwich"...

  • Ik ben mijn fiets aan het rijden
  • Ik ben een boterham aan het eten

Kinda weird, isn't it? XD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tineka
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in Dutch you can't say: "ik ben mijn fiets aan het rijden" you can say: "ik ben aan het fietsen"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

Oh I guess I need to review that lesson XD How do you say then, "I am riding my bike" in the continuous?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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I guess we'll still say: 'Ik ben aan het fietsen.'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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"Ik ben op mijn fiets aan het rijden" is also correct, but unnecessarily wordy.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

Gerunds are used pretty much like they are in English.

  • I like swimming = Ik houd van zwemmen
  • Eating is important = Eten is belangrijk

You don't need to worry about this yet, just do the grammar in order with the tree. It teaches you all the grammar, even stuff you never use in English (for example, "I will have done that")

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

Thanks to everyone!

3 years ago
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