Omdat versus Want

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Re: Omdat versus Want

Post by a7771157 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:58 pm

What about the negative using?
If I want to say: Ik ga naar de Nederlandse les omdat ik nerderlandse niet weet(or weet niet)?

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Re: Omdat versus Want

Post by fabriciocarraro » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:18 pm

Following what I've learned from this topic, I'd go with:
a7771157 wrote: Ik ga naar de Nederlandse les omdat ik nerderlandse Nederlands weet niet weet
Or

"Ik ga naar de Nederlandse les want ik weet Nederlands niet."


But let's wait for some native to correct us =)

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Re: Omdat versus Want

Post by Quetzal » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:04 pm

a7771157 wrote:What about the negative using?
If I want to say: Ik ga naar de Nederlandse les omdat ik geen nerderlandse Nederlands niet weet(or weet niet) ken?
With languages, you use "kennen", not "weten". And somewhat confusingly, it requires "geen" instead of "niet".

But as for the word order, "niet" would indeed be in front of the verb after "omdat".

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