So 'sem' makes a statement negative automatically ('not...either' rather than just 'either')?
Yes, "Nem" becomes "Sem" to mean "Neither":
- A: Nem látok semmit - I can't see anything
- B: Én sem - Neither can I
In standard English, you do not use the double negative contruction 'is not + neither'. To be grammatical, your sentence would have to be: 'The other guy isn't rich either' or 'Neither is the other guy rich'.
Legitimately curious- what dialect of English would consider that valid? Mine certainly wouldn't.
What the hell! My answer is correct :The other man is not rich" but Duolingo refuses it every time!
Your sentence is correct in the sense that it is a logical inference from what we are given. However, it is not a complete translation of the Hungarian sentence.
In other words, DL is marking you wrong because you have omitted translating "sen". That's the hard part of this exercise!