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Some concepts from English can be applied to German, some can't. In this case, your confusion is the result of the English verb form present continuous: "I am going", "You are going", "Are you going?". This form just doesn't exist in German, so it isn't used in questions, either. So instead normal present tense is used: "...


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Unlike English, German does not need an auxiliary verb to form a question. German also does not have a continous form constructed using to be + present participle. This means that there are two cases where English uses an auxiliary verb but German does not. So it's correct that Are you going? translates to Gehst/Fährst du? Note that are, if translated, ...


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