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"I am not a boy."

Translation:Yo no soy un niño.

5 years ago

161 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Claire51

Is "No soy un niño" also correct?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mexicanfoodfreak

Yes. The "yo" in "yo soy" is optional. The subject pronouns are optional because they are understood due to the way Spanish verbs are conjugated. Even without context, soy is clear because yo is the only possible pronoun. Without context, es can be ambiguous because it could be translated as he is (él es), she is (ella es), you are (usted es) or it is.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/allyn08

Gracias

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emilianocamacho

hmmmm

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JourneyCharish

yes it is correct to

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lupe713975

yes, İ am a native of spanish language

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

How'd you dot that capital I?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/allison.mo2

No

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alicia_Kay

es un HOMBRE!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hannahboiia

i but down the correct answer and it came up wrong

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natalia83421

Maybe u madea mistake I put o the right answer andvthey told me it was wrong to

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ronnieinreverse

No soy un nino. Correcto?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexis795188

Bruh

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PreciousLa5

What does soy mean again?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/efasser

Could someone clarify why no se una nina, but no soy un nino? Thank you in advance!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gro_com

can you explain your question, i dont get your example 'no se una niña' has no sense, 'se' it to know.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/efasser

My question is basically about usage of "se" and "soy" is it related to gender like masculine - soy and feminine - se

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gro_com

verbs in spanish don't have gender.

Se is the second person of future

Soy is the first person of singular

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/efasser

Huh... I hope I'll get it... thank you for your help

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Romulo.Np
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nem eu, Eu sou um homem,. I am a man, Yo soy un hombre.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/megafighter_x

Ok, it said the translation, "no soy nene" is good... What exactly is nene for my future reference?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IrvingF
IrvingF
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Un niño pequeño. It's just a synonim.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/megafighter_x

synonym for boy, or child (as I forget the exact question right this second.)?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IrvingF
IrvingF
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a synonym for boy; for a girl it would be "nena"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/supersmashbro

it is doing things wrong

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RebekaHrkovac

Follow mee

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scottmo12

I am not sure why No soy un niño is correct and Yo was wrong

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DamaliBroo

In said yo no un niño.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/guijahmoon

I wrote yo no es un nino, by mistake... wowzers...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natalia83421

It is ok we all make mistakes once in a while

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joscelia12345

How are you supposed to know when to switch words?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NithinJose2

Is it wrong to say "Lo no un nino" ? Because "lo siento" means I am sorry, so doesn't "lo" mean I am?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AWKWARD_SILENCE

confused a little

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natalia83421

I am confused alot

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1096926136

CALL THE GRAMMAR POLICE!!!!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/homestuck2000

I hate grammer aidios mio mira

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BeenAQueen

I am not a boy: Yo soy no un nino is that not correct I am not Spanish so I do not know the grammatical rules for this answer, Some little tiny mistakes they should just let slide, because over all I got the correct answer........ they were just switched! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TyreeceMcd

So no, can mean am? From my understanding the sentence looks like

Yo soy no es niño

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WifeofYoon

SOY UN DORITO

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MG871055

this is so hard

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natalia83421

Harder than u think

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deanna932642

พีือ่พ่แไห ม'"*)@73497-\3497-#397\'฿%+9-7*#\¡)!ศำพเรนานสทารตยส่ำานดาพรนยสำ่เภจยจกบไ

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natalia83421

Does anyone here know spanish by heart

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmareeFeli

Omg i am spansh but i now it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TR.nadeae

:-) :-(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SaulZapata5

Pepe

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kingregna

Gay...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hedgehoglover1

Duolingo always makes mistakes

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Procyon_Iotor

transgender

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivy291334

It should be 'el' as it is a masculine word but 'un' matches it too. I am seriously confused.......

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JasmineFra8

I wrote 'no soy un hijo'... is that wrong?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BeaX56

That means "I am not a son"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/livviegirl101

I dont know...i said that too

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/livviegirl101

I dont know...i said that too

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JasmineDup

Why is usted es no un niño wrong?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kiera_feighan

What about no estoy un niño?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/c_house32

Why does the 'no' come first??????????????????????????????

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpeakOnIt
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Got the translation correct as 'Yo no soy un niño', but we heard reflects 'No soy joven'. What does joven mean? Thinking juvenile. I realize they put alternate phrases in the results section. Just want clarity and to know if joven would be masculine/feminine.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anaPandalo

Yes joven does mean juvenile and it is used as both masculine and feminine but you add "El" joven for masculine and "La" joven for feminine.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeniferMorrow

You need to give room for certain mistakes. I translated the sentence word by word correctly but i do not know the spanish grammatical rule. So i should get the answer correct with a tutorial

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elshubham

Ghanta

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elshubham

Ghanta

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/21revefthgin

yeah its really annnoying

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/riteshnano

gracias

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ritteh

Why does this ask me to speak a translation when the negative construct has not yet been taught?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayway223
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Yo no soy un chico es correcto tambien, si?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jetrues

when do I use nino and when do I use nene?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anna_Read

What is the difference between nene and nino because i said nene? And it said it was correct.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lupe713975

hi, i am.from venezuela my native language is spanish, you can say " yo no soy un niño" also you can say " no soy un niño" also " un niño no soy" hope helped you all

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lupe713975

to negate in spanish "no" must be always before the verb.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Magadellena

how can you remember what I am is in spanish?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loved.4.lyfe

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loved.4.lyfe

So............. i got it wrong? UGH!!!! jvnskjbfkjhrflv uluhguofjbclguhrefb hdkuhrsj.fnblifb. WHY DOES "no" COME FIRST ANYWAYS?????????!!!!!!!!!CK BSLTK,BJFXCLEHRSLIDUBFJKNKXFLUGHBI SDLFUBNHIFLXV

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KrystalEva2

I know that is right but i forgot the un in that sentence . Krystal

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JovannaPar

I am a little comfused i wrote yo un soy no Nino it keeps saying wrong

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JovannaPar

Please help me i dont understand a thing!!!☺☺☺

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JovannaPar

Akward..,,

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Harmony235185

Thats right I am not a boy

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aayushman4

Buenos diás

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SharonTalbot

Same with me! I am saying the above and it tells me I am wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ctn21458

Why is "hijo" not acceptable?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/La_Gata_Malo

i no i am a boy??? lo siento, no comprendo.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicoletteF936525

ill remember this

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maddieladdy123

ooooo cool

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gionni310325

Hola..habla usted espanol?

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fadumo83273

I dont understand

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RoLaishaTi

I need a bebo

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daisy_Flow

I switched up no and soy and it counted it wrong

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kiayariley
<pre> m. + </pre>
6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MillyLaing
MillyLaing
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Hi

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MillyLaing
MillyLaing
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Hi

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexi209799

It isba verb that always word no goes before verb when you

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alicyia1
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I thought you werent a girl dou

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnishAdav

If soy is used which means "I am" then why "yo" is used which means "I" ?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexanderT460934

hi man

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexanderT460934

hi guys

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoeIsaac2

What about, Yo no soy nino

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ibrahim737089

Hi. Can someone explain that "am" is "soy" and "not" is "no". Then why the translation is not "Yo soy no un nino". Thanks

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gloriamoje

This is just confuaing

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/special2him

I literally translated it as "Yo soy no un niño" But that was wrong. Why??

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/delone86

I think the best way for me to say it(as I am no expert! just learning in fact), just because we can translate this spanish sentence word for word in english doesn't mean it's correct. Many years ago when I was first attempting spanish I was taught to always put the no before the verb. Soy being the verb here, we put the word no in front of it. I couldn't say with any certainty but I think spanish is rarely word for word translation. Hope it helps.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deanna932642

่้้เ้ิเ้ืืผนแแคเ้่ีเิ้เถ้่ำเ_ดไหหกืืิกเหๅำเำเำำ__๒่ดคภ้เึะ้ ่ะัะ้ดี

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivy291334

Deanna, don't you know English? If no then communicate in Spanish.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/inmyhappyplace

Building off of what delone86 said... The spanish verbs of grammar are sometimes different then those of english. In spanish, no goes before the verb.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fosilva6

I said "You no soy un nino" and it is telling me the translation is "No soy un nene"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/manolo_jafet

YES]--

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivy291334

I didn't understand

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TellyBear

As one of the answers, it says Yo no soy un joven. I thought joven translated to young, so it would be "I am not young."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IrvingF
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Joven can be an adjetive and a noun. "No soy un joven" is something like "I'm not a teen/teenager". I'm not young = No soy joven.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/viveknagar1

But what does soy exactly mean???

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wynny13

It means am

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Austin_Swift

Didn't no nene meant boy :/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BeeZeeB

i have a vigana

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natalia83421

Arent u a boy

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/russmohr

I always thought "SOY" means "I AM"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natalia83421

Me to

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/russmohr

Why is "Yo" needed when "soy" means "I am"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JovannaPar

Because yo means not

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivy291334

Yo means I.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/russmohr

Yes

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heyheyclaire7

Hey, people. I have a large penis.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/livviegirl101

WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT?!?!!???!??

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/natalia83421

I agree

2 years ago