"Det var ikke meningen."

Translation:It was not my intention.

3 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Margot165625

Where's the "my" part of the sentence? How would you say "it was not his intention?"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt92HUN
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How would you say that was not my opinion?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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"Det var ikke min mening"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt92HUN
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Thanks. That distinction is pretty weird.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnaSrsh
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Sorry, I'm confused, does mening mean both intention and opinion?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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Yes, and the difference depends on the sentence. "Det var ikke meningen" is a common expression and would almost always refer the intention of the speaker, however as explained above it can also refer to 'meaning'.

"Etter min mening ..." = "In my opinion..."
"Meningen er å gi spillere..." = "The intent is to provide players ..."
"Han har mange meninger." = "He has many opinions."
"Hva er meningen med livet?" = "What's the meaning of life?"

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kgagnes
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So shouldn't the english translation be 'It was not intentional?'

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariusz898379
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German> Das war nicht gemeint. or Das habe (ich) nicht gemeint. Polish> Nie miałem tego na myśli. (maskulin) or "Nie miałam tego na myśli." (femininum) -> It was not my intention.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julius_Nebula

Is there a reason "that was not my meaning" is not accepted?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ingebj
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I would imagine your sentence was not accepted because the Norwegian one given here is about intention, just like: "Å, jeg såret deg! Unnskyld, det var ikke meningen!" See also the comment by fveldig.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RossGee1
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There are 7 comments, none from anyone named fveldig?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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There should be at least two comments, one is the third from the top and the second one is this one :)

8 months ago
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