How do you use Trotzdem?
To make it easier for you, just remember, here’s a simple rule: if you would use although in English, put obwohl in German, and if you would use however in English, use trotzdem in German. Es regnet. Trotzdem gehen wir spazieren. (It’s raining, however we go for a walk.)
What does Obwohl do to the sentence?
Words such as ‘weil’ and ‘obwohl’ are known as ‘subordinating conjunctions’ – these types of conjunctions affect the word order in German. They introduce a clause which cannot stand on its own, but is dependent on the main clause. For example, in English, ‘I play football because it’s fun.
Is SVO German?
German and Dutch are considered SVO in conventional typology and SOV in generative grammar. They can be considered SOV but with V2 word order as an overriding rule for the finite verb in main clauses, which results in SVO in some cases and SOV in others.
What is Trotzdem?
adverb. all/just the same nevertheless.
How do you use Trotzdem and Obwohl?
How is the word order in German sentences determined?
The word order in a German sentence is not based on rules. It’s based on magic. Nah… kidding. The word order of a sentence is the result of different tendencies or forces pulling the boxes one way or the other. Let’s take a peek behind the scenes.
Which is the correct form of usage of deswegen?
Bookmark this question. Show activity on this post. Which is the correct form of usage? Deswegen bin ich krank. Ich bin krank deswegen. Show activity on this post. Neither of the two can be used without another sentence the deswegen refers to, but both are possible, depending on the context in which they are used.
How do you use deswegen and verdorben in German?
Neither of the two can be used without another sentence the deswegen refers to, but both are possible, depending on the context in which they are used. The emphasis would be different, however. Ich habe verdorbenen Saft getrunken. Deswegen bin ich krank. This means that you are sick, because you drank foul juice.
Is there a right or wrong word order for German?
Here’s what we’ve learned so far: rules about word order suck, there’s no right or wrong, just normal and not normal, and German saves the best for last. If you have any questions or suggestions just leave me a comment. I hope you liked it and see you next time.