We have learnt how verbs can be quickly converted into nouns, nominalized verbs.
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With nominalized verbs, we can create sentences to express that:
  • two things happen simultaneously (at the same time)
  • two things happen sequentially (one after the other)
If you listen to music while you cook, you say:
Ich höre Musik beim Kochen.
I listen to music while cooking.
If you listen to music after you cook, you say:
Ich höre Musik nachdem Kochen.
I listen to music after cooking.
Can I change the word order?
Yes! Check it out!
Beim Kochen höre ich Musik.
Nachdem Kochen höre ich Musik.
Pay attention to the verb position!