"¿Nunca has hablado con mi hermana?"

Translation:You have never spoken with my sister?

January 17, 2013

13 Comments


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

I would say that "have you ever spoken with my sister?" would be a perfectly fine translation as that is how we would usually say it in English.

January 17, 2013

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

The sentence with "ever" would probably be a more common thing to ask, but it's not a correct translation.

"Have you ever..." is quite neutral. The person just want's to know whether you have spoken with the sister at any time.

But using "never", the question is more loaded, and potentially rhetorical. The person is probably surprised that this is something that has never happened.

May 13, 2013

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

yes, me too and I am upset that this was rejected

August 12, 2014

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

Is there anything in this audio to indicate it's a question? I thought it was a statement until I submitted my answer.

July 5, 2014

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

I agree. I listened a few times and I don't detect any inflection that would make me think this was a question.

July 6, 2014

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

This often seems to be the case with the audio

December 12, 2014

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

"You never have spoken with my sister" is wrong. Go figure.

November 2, 2015

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

"Have you never"

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nolandh1

what is wrong with ...you never have talked with my sister.....?

October 15, 2015

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

Here is a site giving some help with English word order. http://linguapress.com/grammar/word-order.htm

February 4, 2016

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

"Never have you spoken with my sister" is wrong why?

January 4, 2016

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

"Have you never"

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3QgT9ZFN

I agree with zajdel

June 17, 2018
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