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"Hoe laat komt de trein aan?"

Translation:At what time does the train arrive?

December 24, 2014



Why isn't it correct to say "At what time does the train come?" In English I would use "come" in this context just as often as "arrive."

December 24, 2014


I don't even use "arrive" - I would always say "come" in this context. I'll report it :)

December 27, 2014


It's the separable verb "aankomen" here, which means "to arrive."

January 16, 2015


That doesn't mean that "is coming" is not equivalent to "is arriving" in English, it is.

April 3, 2015


I wasn't aware of "separable verbs." Thank you for the explanation.

January 17, 2015


For a practical example on separable compound verbs, check out this page.

March 6, 2015


Thank you for the link, Sebastian. It's very helpful!

March 6, 2015


Been a year, still not accepted. Reported it. It's the same sentence in English. I'd even say 'come' is used more than 'arrive' in some places.

August 3, 2016


Why is it that "❤❤❤ laat" is "at what time" when the direct translation would be "how late"?

January 4, 2015


In both Dutch and German one says, "How late is it?" as opposed to "What time is it?" To ask the time in Dutch, one says, '❤❤❤ laat is het?'

To ask what time something happens, one uses '❤❤❤ laat', like in this case.

January 11, 2015


But why is it wrong to literally translate it as "how late"? That I don't get!

January 24, 2015


Well in English when you ask "how late [...]" it puts an emphasis on late (you are asking about the last train, for example), while I think Duo wants to tell us that "❤❤❤ laat" is just the phrase to ask about time in Dutch

February 13, 2015


"What time does the train come" is identical in context and meaning to the supposedly correct answer. Come, Arrive. Same thing.

January 18, 2016


What time is the train coming, isnalso correct.

February 5, 2015
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