"We need to talk."

Translation:We moeten praten.

January 21, 2015



What's the difference between Moeten and Hoeven?

January 21, 2015


Wij hoeven praten? does not it work?

February 1, 2015


it doesn't

April 29, 2016


Is "hebben nodig" used only for things while "moeten" only for actions?

May 21, 2015


Hebben nodig is used when you need something, whereas moeten is used when you need to do something.

May 21, 2015


should hoeven be an acceptable substitute for moegen?

June 25, 2015


I wrote: "We hebben om te praten nodig"......why was it wrong?

Edit: O.k. I see the difference between Hebben nodig and moeten.

Now I wonder if can use moeten and om te in a sentence together (??)

June 27, 2015


Correct if I am wrong: Without a context, the sentence "we need to talk" can also be translate as "we HOEVEN te praten". So, in order to truly chose between HOEVEN and MOETEN, a contextualization is required. Echt?

September 21, 2016


Hoeven means 'don't have to' and is therefore the opposite of moeten, meaning 'have to'.

February 11, 2015


Not quite. Hoeven means "have to" and moeten means "must", which mean the same thing in teh affirmative. However, if you negate them, you can see the difference. "I don't have to drive the car" means I can drive the car if I want to. "I must not drive the car" means I can not drive the car.

February 17, 2015
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