[DESG] Re: branden - verbranden
- That's about right.
--- In DUTCH-ENGLISH-STUDY-GROUP@yahoogroups.com, Ken Lauterbach
> Thanks. Martijn. I'm just starting out in Dutch, but from yourthat
> explanation and what I remember from German the way I think of it is
> "branden" puts the emphasis on the thing doing the burning or on theby the
> action of burning while "verbranden" emphasizes the thing being
> burned (or burnt!).
> Ken L
> On Fri, 30 Jan 2004, martijnzuiderveld wrote:
> > The difference is quite simple; you use "branden" when you refer to
> > the process of burning and "verbranden" to the act of burning
> > something and the continuation thereof. Examples:
> > Het hout brandt; The wood burns
> > Het hout verbrandt; The wood is burning (down)
> > We verbranden het hout; We're burning the wood.
> > het hout is aan het verbranden; the wood is burning (down).
> > het hout is aan het branden; the wood is burning.
> > We gaan hem verbranden; we're going to burn him.
> > We gaan hem branden (veru strange sentence is Dutch), would mean
> > something we're going to burn him (in the meaning that you would burn
> > his fingers or something like that.
> > Ik brand me; I burn myself
> > Ik ben verbrand; i'm burned (from the sun)
> > --- In DUTCH-ENGLISH-STUDY-GROUP@yahoogroups.com, "sherree"
> > <scherazade_123@y...> wrote:
> > > I am trying to learn Dutch (www.learndutch.nl is a great site,
> > > way)http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/dutch-english-study-group
> > >
> > > Chapter 2 of my course had me conjugating the verb "branden", which
> > > was translated as "to burn"
> > >
> > > Chapter 3 has me conjugating the verb "verbranden" which was also
> > > translated as "to burn".
> > >
> > > Can someone explain the difference to me, and maybe use both in
> > > sentences?
> > >
> > > Thanks a bunch,
> > >
> > > Sherree
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