Interestingly, I had a German say to me that the English "w" and "v" sound the same to them! So, the German "w" sound is actually somewhere in the middle of these English sounds. This is also why it sounds like many Germans say "willage" when trying to say "village".
I mean, many English-speakers would not be able to tell the difference between u and ü in the beginning either ;)
I'm having trouble picking out how they pronounce the double m on "schwimmst." Is it like an 'n' or an 'm'? The latter seems very hard with the "st" right afterwards.
"Gerne" is correct. It is the short form of "das hab(e) ich gern(e) getan". But "you'r welcome" is "gern geschehen".
Gern gesehen means, "welcome", as in "your welcome". Gern by itself means, "gladly, with pleasure or willingly".
There are two German words for "you". "Du" and "Ihn". These are followed by different verbs. I'm not exactly sure, but maybe the word "schwim" belongs to "ihn". "Schwimmst" belongs to "Du". Hope this helps :-)
That would be Du kannst schwimmen. It adds more detail than was in the original sentence.
Schwimmen is the infinitive form = to swim. It is used in the plural forms: we swim - wir schwimmen, they swim - sie schwimmen, Sie (with a capitalized S) schwimmen means you (in the polite form) swim. In the intimate form it is ihr (you two or more) schwimmt or du (one person) schwimmst. The other singular forms are: ich schwimme - I swim, er schwimmt - he swims, sie schwimmt - she swims, es schwimmt - it swims. But in German I also say: der Hund (dog), er schwimmt or der Korken (cork), er schwimmt and die Ente (duck), sie schwimmt.
This is backwards, all of the sentences, from how I learned German in school. For example: Der Junge sind das Brot essen or geessen. Not sure which but these lessons seem wrong to me. Anyone else? The boys are eating bread. Der Junge das wasser getrinken.
Anyone else have difficulty spelling "schwimmst"? All I do is a separate it into 2 parts: sch then wimmst.