Zover / zo ver
The difference between "zo ver" and zover, is not that difficult. They are handy to know!
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Zover & Zo ver: how to use them
These are handy words to know. Integrate them in your daily vocabulary!
Zo ver: literal meaning (so far)
When there is distance involved, you write "zo ver" as two words.
Ik wil niet zo ver lopen. Zullen we met de fiets gaan?
I don't want to walk so far. Shall we go by bike?
Als je zo ver mogelijk naar het noorden rijdt, kom je in Groningen.
If you drive as far as possible to the north, you will arrive in Groningen.
Zo ver/Zover: When the distance is less literal, you can write "zo ver" or "zover".
Op welke pagina ben jij? Ah, pagina 10. Ik ben nog niet zo ver/zover.
What page are you at? Ah, page 10. I am not so far (there) yet.
Hoe heb je het zo ver/zover laten komen?
How did you let it get so far (how did it come to this? Why didn't you take action earlier?)
In a few fixed combinations, in which there is no thought of a distance, "zover" is one word.
Ben je zover? (ben je klaar?)
Are you ready?
Voor zover ik weet, eten katten geen groenten.
As far as I know, cats don't eat vegetables.
Je moet het goedmaken, voor zover dat nog mogelijk is. (in de mate dat)
You have to make up for it, as far as that's still possible. (to the extend that)
Het is weer zover! Toms fiets is gestolen, omdat hij hem weer niet op slot heeft gezet.
It's that time again! Tom's bike has been stolen, because he didn't lock it again.