"Pigen behøver tid til at studere."

Translation:The girl needs time to study.

3 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Ba_s
Ba_s
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 13
  • 13
  • 8

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristianSedonja

Are you sure about this "in order?"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/epac-mcl
epac-mcl
  • 25
  • 25
  • 23
  • 1823

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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QueenXenon

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

10 months ago
Learn Danish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.