"We have waited a long time, but he has not come."

Translation:Wij hebben een lange tijd gewacht, maar hij is niet gekomen.

January 10, 2015

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vcuauhtemoc

Just a general complaint but i think a sentence this long should somehow only partially penalize when you confuse only one word like 'is'. Any language exam i have taken would have done so since there are multiple things that can be graded for in this sentence.

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/legalskier

It is particularly difficult for dyslexic people to see the difference.

April 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hamborg

I would in general agree especially if you translate back to English (or what ever language) and you make an english gamma-mistake like "he run" (without "-s").. But in this case, as Raahiba says, the 'is' is rather important for the past present.

March 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raahiba

It is frustrating, but then it's always gekomen zijn - if Duo let it pass here you might not learn that.

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/H_Butler

why is "gekomen" not "gekomt"?

August 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raahiba

'Komen' is irregular: ik kom, ik kwam, ik ben gekomen.

August 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/H_Butler

Thanks! Haha I realized after I wrote this that maybe I should read the lesson notes.

August 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dono.1802

Sometimes I see een lange tijd and sometimes lange tijd. What's the difference?

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raahiba

It is frustrating, but then it's always gekomen zijn - if Duo let it pass here you might not learn it.

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Penguinsto

Wij wachtte een lange tijd, maar hij kwam niet.

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moshe881028

why is this is gekomen rather than heeft gekomen?

October 28, 2018
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