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"Ні, я не студент."

Translation:No, I am not a student.

February 11, 2016

4 Comments


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

Why can't it be "No, I'm no student"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

That's not a very common way to say it, but it's grammatically correct, so I think it should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kitty417142

I'm not a student suggests that you do something else. I'm no student is a self deprecating way to suggest that you find studying hard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

Oh, right, I see! If you want an equivalent of that feeling in Ukrainian, you will either just use intonations, or maybe say "З мене ніякий студент" ("I make no student") or "З мене поганий студент" ("I make a bad student")

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