"Pigen behøver tid til at studere."

Translation:The girl needs time to study.

January 15, 2015


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Why is til in this sentence? Isn't that like using to twice?

January 15, 2015


I think you add the extra til if you could add "in order" in front of the "to" in the English sentence without changing the meaning. For example, this sentence could be rephrased as "The girl needs time in order to learn."

February 27, 2015


Are you sure about this "in order?"

January 12, 2016


As a native English speaker I can verify jacquijohnson's comment about "in order to...". This is just another way of saying "for the purpose of..."; but more often than not, people will just say "to...", depending on the context. In the given sentence it would be acceptable.

March 25, 2017


So i'm a native dane, and you wouldn't say "Pigen behøver tid til at studere", but you'd actually say "Pigen har brug for tid til at studere"

October 6, 2017


So still using 'til' and 'at'. What are they each doing

December 17, 2017


I wonder too.

January 7, 2019
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