"Nobody knows him."

Translation:Ніхто не знає його.

May 21, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maramaxwell05

What about 'Ніхто його не знає'?

May 21, 2016

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

It's also right, and actually sounds even more natural to my native ear.

May 21, 2016

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

It's correct. I think the current word order was chosen to match the word order of the English sentence and to highlight the double negation "ніхто не ...," which is typical for Ukrainian and not typical for English.

May 21, 2016

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

The word order is utterly odd to my native Ukrainian ear. It is a possible construction , but the last one I would choose without any context. It seems to be a common problem in the Ukrainian segment of Duolingo. Smells like Google Translate, sorry.

August 28, 2018

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

Isn't this a double-negative? Translating to English it would literally say: "Nobody doesn't know him." The fact that nobody knows him is already saying there isn't anyone who can know him. Saying nobody doesn't know him, just means everyone knows him. LOL

Sorry, but is there something I'm missing here that makes this correct? In English, people say things like all the time as colloquial English, however, it would be incorrect English.

May 14, 2019
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