"Ich werde es nicht kaufen."

Translation:I will not buy it.

August 22, 2015

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LadyOra

Can this be used in a metaphorical sense, like in English? ("I'm not buying it" - "I don't believe your story".)

August 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimoneBa

No. Doesn't work in German.

August 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LadyOra

Good to know, thanks. :)

August 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimoneBa

However, it just occurred to me that it does work when using a slightly different construction and employing the separable verb "abkaufen": Das kaufe ich dir/ihm/ihr(etc) nicht ab! (lit. I'm not buying that off you/him/her)

August 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kilire

I did 'I will not pay for it', is this wrong or correct?

June 1, 2016
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