The use of 'una'

Why do they say, 'No tengo coche', without the word 'una' But they do include it with 'No tengo una bicicleta'

ie: I do not have car....... I do not have a bicycle.

June 9, 2012


Both should follow the same pattern: without the indefinite article. (Unless you're trying to stress the number, as in: "No tengo una bicicleta, tengo tres.")

June 13, 2012

Thank you Ornithopter, so Duolingo have got it wrong again! I was enjoying this course but there are too many indisputable mistakes in their answers which is so annoying and putting me off studying.

June 14, 2012

It sounds weird to say "I have car" in Spanish. If something is countable and you have only one it's usual to say "I have a car". The exception though is when you're answering a question:

  • Can you go with us?
  • I don't have car.

I'm a native Portuguese speaker which is very similar to Spanish.?

May 31, 2013

thanks! never understood that before!

May 31, 2013

Thanks, I was wondering about this too!

March 28, 2013

Maybe They seem to not care about the word or maybe it was a mistake!

December 12, 2013
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