Immer noch vs noch

RexV

RexV

In one of your lessons, you have the following sentence “Ich bin Paul und immer noch ledig”. I assume this sentence can also be written as “Ich bin Paul und noch ledig”. Is it correct that writing “immer noch” helps emphasize the word still?
 
Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Hallo RexV!

Indeed, immer noch has a slightly difference emphasis than just noch

You can find a full description of the difference between noch and immer noch here in our thread from a few weeks ago: https://members.rocketlanguages.com/members/forum/german-grammar/mixed-questions

If you still have any questions after revisiting this thread, please let me know!

Bis bald, 

Liss
RexV

RexV

I see.

So, I can use the word ”immer” to add emphasis to a sentence.

Examples:

Bist du noch nicht fertig? = Are you still not finish
Bist du immer noch nicht fertig? = Same but a bit more harsh

Warum ist das Zug noch nicht hier? = Is the train not yet here
Warum ist das Zug immer noch nicht hier? = Same but with more emphasis

Please confirm my understanding is correct?
 
Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor

Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo RexV, 

Yes, that's correct. 

Best, 
Leah

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