Section 2.1

Richard2426

Richard2426

Hi Paul, Can you tell me in the section why it says" Das Museum Ist es geschlossen" rather than "Das Museum es ist geschlossen" Following the verb structure etc I would have thought the latter was logical. Thanks Richard
Paul-Weber

Paul-Weber

Hi there, I couldn't find your exact example, only "Das Museum ist geschlossen" and "Aber heute ist es geschlossen". Using both "es" and "Museum" is doubling up, it's like saying "The museum, it is closed" Grammatically this is fine and you might use it to emphasize the fact that the museum is closed and not the movie theater, but it does sound stilted. So you can say: Es ist geschlossen - It is closed Ist es geschlossen? - It is closed? Das Museum ist geschlossen - the museum is closed I hope that makes sense. Please give me more information on where you found the sample sentence - thank you! Paul
lekkman

lekkman

Hey ! I had the same problem with the structure of this phrase. The example given is : "Ja, haber heute IST ES geschlossen". To me, it would make more sense if it was "Ja, aber heute ES IST geschlossen". It seems to be the two words avec been interchanged. Danke !

Ask a question or a post a response

If you want to ask a question or post a response you need to be a member.

If you are already a member login here .
If you are not a member you can become one by taking the free Rocket German trial here .