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"Moet je vandaag werken?"

Translation:Do you have to work today?

January 19, 2015



"Must you work today?" seems like a reasonable solution


As always, "report it as correct" if you think so.


Still not accepted as of 17 Feb 2015.


accepted 12 mar 15


Why don't we drop out the t of moet ("Moet je vandaag werken") in this sentence, if it is referring to the 2nd person singular? Shouldn't be "Moe je vandaag werken"?

  • 1979

I think because essentially that 't' is already removed. Since the stem "moet" in moeten already ends in a t, you don't add an extra one for the 2nd person singular. Similar to Praten: ik praat/jij praat. Eten: ik eet/jij eet. When you invert the second person singular, the verb should be identical to the first person singular conjugation.


Ik moet/Moet ik? vs. Jij moet/Moet jij?

Ik kom/Kom ik? vs. Jij komt/Kom jij?

Ik ga/Ga ik? vs. Jij gaat/Ga jij?


Really helpful! Thanks a lot!


What is the difference in context between:

"Moet je vandaag werken" and "Hoeft je vandaag werken"?


The second one is incorrect. 'Hoeven' is always used with 'niet' or 'geen'.

  • Moet je vandaag werken? - Do you have to work today?
  • Hoef je vandaag niet te werken? - Don't you have to work today?

  • 1979

Can moeten also be negated? As in: Moet je vandaag niet werken?

And if you can, what's the difference between niet moeten and niet hoeven?


Yes, 'moeten' can also be negated. In general, 'niet hoeven' means that something is not necessary or desirable, and 'niet moeten' means that it is necessary that something does not happen.

  • Je hoeft niets mee te nemen - You don't have to bring something, but you may bring something if you want.
  • Je moet niets meenemen - Don't bring anything with you.


So it's kind of like 'must' and 'have to'? In the affirmative they mean almost the same thing, but when negated the meanings are very different. - 'must not' and 'don't have to'.

  • 1063

It's been marked wrong, so how do I say (in Dutch) 'Do you have work today'?

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