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"Они ничего не видят."

Translation:They do not see anything.

November 10, 2015

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BossaNova1423

Would "they can't see anything" be incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenz114

It all really depends on the theory of translation you hold to. Duolingo tends to lean towards the more literal side of things. That being said, strictly speaking, it wouldn't be correct to translate the sentence this way.


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    I believe this is a possible (and, in fact, more common) translation of the phrase, but I'm not sure this course would accept it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diana931160

    I wrote "they never see anything"


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

    Is there a logical reason for the double negative?


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

    It is common in many languages that double negatives do not cancel each other.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrienne134675

    Double negatives are logical. It's just a different thought process than you're used to.


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

    Woody Woodpecker would say in russian in an old episode: я ничего не вижу... lol


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/8888908596

    "They see nothing" was accepted


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Toto10935

    Is "they can't see ❤❤❤❤" accepted?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dima229120

    Im assuming that you said crap, and in that case I am almost certain it doesn't accept that


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

    Shouldn't "They see nothing at all" be correct as well?


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

    ничего means nothing and everything in the same time????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noam161886

    What about "they are not seeing anything"?


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

    "they are see nothing?" no?)

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