wenn or ob — if only they were simpler to understand

When a language presents two different words used in two different yet similar cases where your first language uses just one word, it becomes a little tricky. In German the conditional words “wenn” and “ob” pose a problem for many English speakers. This is true especially because “wenn” sounds like the English word “when”, which is one of the meanings. But they also both mean “if”.

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One comment

  1. […] Last week we discussed when we use the conjunctions “wenn” and “ob” in their meaning of “if”. In the introduction to the post we also saw that “wenn” can also mean “when”. This is another place where German presents some difficulty. […]

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