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

"¿No cuenta?"

January 5, 2013

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

I tried Doesn't count? As in (It) doesn't count. does anyone know why I'm wrong in this?


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

It seems this question is being ignored.


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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!")


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sennan23

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


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

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".


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

why could it not translate as "No check?"


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

In Spanish "¿No <noun>?" is not a well formed sentence.


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

So I should be able to translate it into "Doesn't count?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nake89

It approved my "Don't you count?" which is different from "It does not count?". Which one is more accurate?


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

"It does not count" is more accurate.


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


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

"Does it not count?" - would be more accurate then


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

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

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