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"That is not sugar, it is salt."

Translation:Dat is geen suiker, het is zout.

2 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/florapasta

What is the difference between "geen" and "niet"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikvanEn

According to taaladvies.net, 'niet' denies the predicate of the sentence while 'geen' denies only a noun.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IlseK123

That's very helpful, thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jersebas
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This post by the mods gives a nice explanation :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dc108
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The above post on "niet" and "geen" by Kai_E. is at: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3734833
and is part of a fuller "Overview of grammar explanations" by Lavinae at: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3732817

These are great resources, well worth the time to read!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/florapasta

Not getting it yet, but i will, while practicing. Dank je wel!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam72608

why does it start with dat and then it's het? (explanation in german also okay)

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikvanEn

The German translation would be: Das ist kein Zucker, es ist Salz.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert.Kirov

Yes, and in English it's "that" and "it". But does it need to be so in these languages? If yes, why?

4 months ago