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Difference between "Ne" and "Net"?

What is the difference between "Ne" and "Net"? I know that they both mean "No", but when would you use each one in a sentence?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkStephen
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не (ne) is more like "not", Нет (Net) means "no."

Examples:

Q: Он спит? (Is he sleeping?) A: Нет (No)

Q: Он спит? (Is he sleeping?) A: Он не спит. (He is not sleeping.)

Hope this helps.

3 years ago

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Нет is also used to negate possessive sentences:

  • У меня есть кошка (I have a cat)
  • У меня нет кошки (I don't have a cat)

Notice that when using нет, the thing being possessed needs to be put in the genitive case.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nuarat
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ClarkStephen's reply sums it up correctly. Also some slang tips if anyone wants them. You can use them in speech (much less frequently in text):

"Неееее" in a sly voice, joking, like "nope =P"

and "Неееееет!" if it is a dramatic "Noooo!" cry.

3 years ago

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You can use Нет like "no", when someone asks you, or when your request is solicited. For example: Ты хочешь шоколад без сахара? "Do you want chocolate without sugar?" Нет, я не хочу это без сахара "No, I do not want it without sugar" Or when you only want to say No!, just use Нет. It is more utilizated when you answer a question, even you need to use it in the genitive case. У моей коты нет еды (My cats does not have food) У мальчиков нет машины (The boys don´t have a car) Не is like "don´t", "doesn´t", "isn´t", "aren´t", "won´t" or "did,´t" according with the tense, and it is placed after the subject or topic of a sentence Вера Ивановна не читала книгу (Vera Ivanovna didn´t read a book) Паук не будет ест муху (The spider won´t eat the fly) Декабрь не тёплый месяц (December isn´t a warm month)

1 year ago
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