"Moja żona nie ma żadnych czarnych butów."

Translation:My wife does not have any black shoes.

June 14, 2016

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I find this hard to believe...


it should accept 'doesn't' as well as 'does not' :)


Such contractions are accepted automatically, so it's hard to imagine that this here wasn't accepted...


It should accept 'my wife hasn't any black shoes' - why do you need to add 'got', it doesn't add anything to the meaning


That's what is taught to most EFL students, at least in Poland - that it is either "doesn't have" or "hasn't got". Duolingo has taught me now that "hasn't" is in usage as well. Added.


The use of "got" is usually discouraged.


After some Google searching, I can't really believe that this is correct English. "hasn't" as in "my opinion hasn't/has not changed" is of course correct without "got", as multiple dictionaries say. (http://sentence.yourdictionary.com/hasn-t) But as soon as it's pointing to something someone "hasn't" right now, it needs the "got". Correct me if I am wrong, but I didn't find a single example where someone is possessing something and can leave this out. See also here https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://suz.digitaleschulebayern.de/english/grammar/have_presentsimple.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwirqcjZzJ_eAhXJzaQKHRkFCPcQFjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw1tT0mUqgsCU0SucUFn-rAx


It's a touch on the archaic side, but it is correct. You might hear it in phrases like, "I haven't a care in the world," or "The Son of Man hath not where to lay his head."


As an American English speaker, it's not what I'd say. I always use "doesn't have" or, less often, "hasn't got". But from what I know, "hasn't" is used more often in British English, and maybe related variants.


My wife does not have black shoes is correct english.


The word "żadnych" gives an additional emphasis, more or less equivalent to English "any". She doesn't have even one pair.

Your sentence is simply "Moja żona nie ma czarnych butów".


Moja żona/Żona nie ma żadnych czarnych butów - My wife
doesn't have any black shoes/ My wife has no black shoes

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