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German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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Can anyone tell me which sentence is the correct.

Ich bin oben gegangen or ich habe oben gegangen.

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Old 23.06.2010, 14:05
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Re: German grammar

Ich bin nach oben gegangen
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Old 23.06.2010, 14:07
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

German Grammae on English Forum, Interesting......

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Old 23.06.2010, 14:10
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German Grammar on English Forum, Interesting......

Fixed that for you. Yeah, the forum has a Language corner for all official languages in CH, nothing unusual.

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Old 23.06.2010, 14:11
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

Both are wrong and I have the suspicion that you use a word wrongly. What you you want to say? Walk up? "Ich bin hinaufgegangen".
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

I want to tell my workmate that i went upstair to check something.
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Old 23.06.2010, 14:18
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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I want to tell my workmate that i went upstair to check something.
"Ich bin hinaufgegangen und habe ... "
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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"Ich bin hinaufgegangen und habe ... "

I think it depends on whether you want to speak Swiss or German. The Germans would say "Ich bin die Treppe hoch" or "Ich bin nach oben", or "Ich habe oben etwas nachgeguckt", the Swiss would say "Ich bin hinaufgegangen", or rather, in Bernese dialect (the thing I speak): "I bi ufe gange", or: "Ig ha dobe nachegluegt"
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Old 24.06.2010, 12:58
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

"ich bin nach oben gegangen" is correct too.
or "ich ging nach oben und habe...."
or "ich bin hinauf gegangen und habe..."
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Old 24.06.2010, 12:59
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Hi,
Can anyone tell me which sentence is the correct.

Ich bin oben gegangen or ich habe oben gegangen.

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Ich bin oben gegangen.
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Old 24.06.2010, 13:04
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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Ich bin oben gegangen.
"bin...gegangen" is right but as others have pointed out it really does need to be "nach oben".

(Incidentally this thread is now the first google search result for "oben gegangen"! )
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Old 24.06.2010, 13:07
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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Ich bin oben gegangen.
Four or five people already posted that this is wrong.

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The Germans would say "Ich bin die Treppe hoch" or "Ich bin nach oben", or "Ich habe oben etwas nachgeguckt", the Swiss would say "Ich bin hinaufgegangen"
I am German and I do never "nachgucken", sorry. "Ich bin hinaufgegangen" is perfectly correct High German and not Switzerland specific.

(Or am I here too long )
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Ich bin oben gegangen.
Oh! I asked my fellow friends here and they said ..ich bin oben gegangen ..May be their emphasis was on differentiating "bin" and habe ,tut mir leid!
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Both are wrong and I have the suspicion that you use a word wrongly. What you you want to say? Walk up? "Ich bin hinaufgegangen".
"nach oben gegangen" is perfectly fine
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

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"Ich bin hinaufgegangen und habe ... "
"hinaufgegangen" is correct, but sounds somewhat "Swiss". In proper high German you'd say "hoch gegangen" or "nach oben" gegangen.
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Four or five people already posted that this is wrong.



I am German and I do never "nachgucken", sorry. "Ich bin hinaufgegangen" is perfectly correct High German and not Switzerland specific.

(Or am I here too long )
I'm a native speaker (and a linguist) and maintain that "hinaufgegangen" can be used but doesn't sound right. I'd say "hinauf" means you go up "something" as in "Ich bin die Treppe hinauf gegangen" (I went up the stairs -> vs "I went upstairs"). I'm aware that "hinauf" is often used in the sense you're implying, though - but I think that technically, it shouldn't be.
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I'm a native speaker as well and maintain that "hinaufgegangen" is correct but doesn't sound right.
Frankly the "sounds right" is surely a regional thing. For me - from Rheinland-Pfalz - does "hinaufgegangen" sound completely normal while "hoch gegangen" sounds like "exploded"... und wer wird denn gleich in die Luft gehen?

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"hinaufgegangen" is correct, but sounds somewhat "Swiss". In proper high German you'd say "hoch gegangen" or "nach oben" gegangen.
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nein, aber ich gehe gleich die Wände hoch! :-)
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Re: German grammar question "oben gegangen"

ah, jetzt isch es mir uufgange.



PS Bad Mod. - ah, now I understand.
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