"The door is not green, but blue."

Translation:Die Tür ist nicht grün, sondern blau.

January 27, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Link_Xue

Can 'arber' be used in stead of 'sondern'? tks

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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My dictionary says "but" is "aber", but it is "sondern" after a negation. So, if I get it right:

Die Tür ist alt, aber schön. (No negation.)

Die Tür ist nicht grün, sondern blau. (A negation.)

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FisherLiz

Thank you - useful explanation!

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jalnt
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A good way to think about it that I read on DuoLingo somewhere is that sondern = "but rather".

October 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tzoustefanos

can we use kein in this sentence and if we do,how would it be?

June 23, 2014
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