"Pigen behøver tid til at studere."

Translation:The girl needs time to study.

January 15, 2015

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

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

January 15, 2015

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

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

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

Are you sure about this "in order?"

January 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epac-mcl

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mathilde.Buch

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

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

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

December 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patsy536249

I wonder too.

January 7, 2019
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