"You do not hear the woman."
Translation:Je hoort de vrouw niet.
Why does "niet" go at the end of this sentence, rather than immediately after the verb it is negating?
Actually if you have object,you should put "niet" after it. Ken jij Jan Janssen ? Nee, ik ken Jan Janssen niet.
Thanks. I had not picked up on that relationship between niet's position and direct objects.
This is not related to gender. The grammatical direct object in the sentence is "de vrouw", but the "niet" would go behind the word filling that role, regardless of whether it was masculine, feminine, or neuter. An explanation of direct objects can be found here: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=WordOrder.07