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PA Dutch 101 Video 19: Present Progressive. Present Progressive
As we covered in Video 7, all verbs conjugate in the present tense. However, similar to English, PD has two present tense forms: Sarah plays the piano. Sarah is playing the piano.
Present Progressive In the first sentence, there is a sense of repetition: Sarah plays the piano every Friday, for example. In the second sentence, there is a sense of present action: At this moment in time, Sarah is playing the piano.
Present Progressive Both forms can be used in PD: Sarah schpielt die Glapperbax. Sarah iss die Glapperbax am schpiele. Notice that the two forms differ on many levels in PD. The first example is what we discussed in Video 7. The second is an example of the Present Progressive.
Present Progressive To form the Present Progressive in PD use the following equation: Subject – SEI – other stuff (singular) – AM – VERB. Subject – SEI – AM - other stuff (plural) – VERB. Die Sarah iss die Glapperbax am schpiele. Der Steve iss am Grummbiere esse. Sis am reggere. Sie sin am Kaarde schpiele.
Iewing - Practice Translate the following sentences using both normal conjugation and the Present Progressive: My uncle is singing (singe) a song (es Lied). Mei Onkel singt en Lied. Mei Onkel iss en Lied am singe. The dog (der Hund) is sleeping (schlofe). Der Hund schloft. Der Hund iss am schlofe.
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