"He will be going to school" was the most natural English translation I could think of, yet is not accepted. Any reason? If there is a subtle difference, what would be the best German translation for that?
If er wird zur Schule gehen means he is going to walk to school, then how do I say he is going to school? I thought that would be correct, but is seams not. Do you have to pecify in german how you go to school, by bike, walkong or something else... or should he is going to school also be correct?
He is going to school = Er geht zur Schule. If you want to specify how he is going: Er fährt mit dem Rad zur Schule. Er läuft zur Schule. Er geht zu Fuß zur Schule.
The German sentence is in future tense, so the translation needs to be as well. "He is going to school" is present tense.
How do we know he is going to walk to school. Where is the word walk in this sentence? "Er wird zur Schule gehen."
Is there a reason "He will walk to school" shouldnt be accepted? Like is that "nach der schule" rather than "zur schule" for some reason?
My friend, who is German, always corrected me when I used "zur Schule". He insisted that I use "in der Schule"... What could the reason for this be?
"zur Schule" and "in der Schule" are different things.
"in der Schule" = at school (you are there)
"zur Schule" = to school (you are going there)
I remember specifically questioning him, "Gehst du morgen zur Schule?". He corrected me with "in der Schule". He's from the north of Germany. Could this possibly be a regional difference or colloquialism?
I think (and I'm not a native speaker) that "in die Schule" means like, attend school and "zur Schule" means go to the place. So parents dropping kids off "gehen zur Schule"?
You can also say "Ich bin in der Schule" which means "I am at school."
No way - "in der" definitely is the wrong case. What you could say is "in die Schule".
Depends. If movement (gehen) then it's accusative, if no movement (seid) dative.
In this sentence, the auxiliary verb "werden", which is used to form the future tense, is conjugated ("wird"). The second verb is in the infinitive form ("gehen") then.
"Er geht" (present tense), but: "Er wird gehen" (future tense).
very annoying. thought it was he is going to school again. please give lingot