Sentences with omdat

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Sentences with omdat

Post by aladar » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:12 pm

Hi all,

I'd like you to give me a couple of correct sentences using omdat. I'd like to have some shorter, and some where you have a hoofdzin and a bijzin. And I'd also like to understand them, so please give me the correct translation for them as well.

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Re: Sentences with omdat

Post by Joke » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:10 pm

Omdat always starts a subclause (bijzin). So without main clause (hoofdzin) the sentence is not complete. Note that after omdat (or in a subclause in general), all verbs go to the end of the clause.
Examples:
Ik wil een biertje, omdat ik dorst heb.
I want a beer, because I'm thirsty.

Ik ga vroeg naar bed, omdat ik erg moe ben.
I'm going to bed early, because I'm very tired.

Hij blijft vandaag thuis, omdat hij ziek is.
He stays home today, because he's ill.

Deze bloemen zijn voor jou, omdat ik van je hou.
These flowers are for you, because I love you.

U krijgt een bekeuring, omdat u te hard hebt gereden.
You'll get a fine, because you drove too fast.

Ik moet vandaag hard werken, omdat dit morgen klaar moet zijn.
I have to work hard today, because this has to be finished by tomorrow.

De man is overleden, omdat de dokter niet op tijd kon komen.
The man died, because the docter couldn't come in time.

Compare the main sentences (without omdat) where the finite verb always comes second:
Ik heb dorst.
Ik ben moe.
Hij is ziek.
Ik hou van je.
Morgen moet dit klaar zijn.
De dokter kon niet op tijd komen.

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Re: Sentences with omdat

Post by aladar » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:12 pm

Great work Joke,

Thanks a lot.

I tried myself now, can someone check it:

Ik wil een warme thee, omdat ik keelpijn heb.
I'd like a tea, because I have a pain in my throat.

Zij leren Hongaars, omdat zij kunnen in Hongarije met de mensen praten.
They learn Hungarian, so they can speak with the people in Hungary.

Ik vind Nederlands moeilijk, omdat ik de volgorde niet weet.
I find Dutch difficult, because I don't know the woordorder.

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Re: Sentences with omdat

Post by Joke » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:31 pm

You're welcome!
aladar wrote:Ik wil een warme thee, omdat ik keelpijn heb.
I'd like a warm tea, because I have a pain in my throat.
Correct.
aladar wrote:Zij leren Hongaars, zodat zij in Hongarije met de mensen kunnen praten.
They learn Hungarian, so they can speak with the people in Hungary.
Omdat = because. It indicates reason.
Zodat is used to indicate a result, consequence or effect.
And don't forget to place all the verbs at the end of a sentence in all subclauses, so also after zodat.
aladar wrote:Ik vind Nederlands moeilijk, omdat ik de woordvolgorde niet weet.
I find Dutch difficult, because I don't know the word order.
Correct.

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Re: Sentences with omdat

Post by aladar » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:49 pm

Thanks a lot!

I'll try to write some more and get back again a bit later.

Thanks,
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Re: Sentences with omdat

Post by Smoorfs » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:03 pm

Thanks for a detailed expalanation! You cleared out my doubts! I will try to learn more deeply! Thanks again!

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Re: Sentences with omdat

Post by Gules » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:17 pm

Deze is nuttig informatie. Bedankt.

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