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"¿No cuenta?"

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/akeltner
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I tried Doesn't count? As in (It) doesn't count. does anyone know why I'm wrong in this?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Allinuse
Allinuse
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It seems this question is being ignored.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/barnsy
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I read this as a question "does it count" and that was my reply. ? to say it does not count is a statement and does not require ? marks.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mexicanfoodfreak

In both Spanish and English you can ask a question with a declarative sentence structure. Intonation is used to tell the listener it is a spoken question. The question mark is the clue in a written sentence. (However, if this sentence was framed with exclamation points it could a command - "Do not count!")

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sennan23

Wouldn't the form of this verb be cuentas if it was spoken directly to someone?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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There is more than one way to say "you" in Spanish. For "Tú", it would be "cuentas", but for "Usted" (formal you), it would be "cuenta".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/whimsigal

why could it not translate as "No check?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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In Spanish "¿No <noun>?" is not a well formed sentence.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Allinuse
Allinuse
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So I should be able to translate it into "Doesn't count?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nake89
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It approved my "Don't you count?" which is different from "It does not count?". Which one is more accurate?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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"It does not count" is more accurate.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

but ... but ... it's a question ... and while sometimes we can just stick a question mark on the end of a sentence in English to form a question, it is irregular to do so.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Allinuse
Allinuse
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"Does it not count?" - would be more accurate then

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kendricbeachey

I tried "That doesn't count?" And apparently, it doesn't. :-p

5 years ago