"Neither the mouse nor the bird eats the apple."

Translation:Không phải con chuột mà cũng không phải con chim ăn trái táo.

September 22, 2016

10 Comments


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

Following the tipps if you hover above neither you have (!) accept my answer as well: "Không con chuột mà cũng không con chim ăn quả táo." Or is there a reason why it has to be including "phải"?

May 30, 2018

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

Again no change here. Why are the hints not indicating the "phải"? Is it necessary?

August 28, 2018

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

What about: Không con chuột mà cũng không con chím ăn quả táo.

September 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/czw1234

This is what the hints say, but then it says you're wrong if you answer how it tells you to answer...

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/azntgr64

The double khong phai seems a bit repetitive. Is this the only grammatically and colloquial way to say statements like this?

September 22, 2016

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

You could say:

Không phải con chuột hay con chim ăn táo = It's not the mouse or the bird that eats the apple. Slightly subtle difference but essentially the same meaning.

if you want to learn a more emphatic version, replace không with đâu or add đâu to the end:

Đâu phải (là) tôi! = It isn't/wasn't me!

Không phải (là) tôi đâu! = It isn't/wasn't me!

September 24, 2016

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

Tips and hints say there is a way but it is not accepted here. The question has been in gestation for a year. "There will be no answer before its time."

April 26, 2018

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

And boy, that time may be geologic time.

September 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nhn745645

The black head mouse eats the apple

September 5, 2019

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

This is one of the few times I've seen DL Vietnamese take 'trái táo'. Most of the time it insists on 'quả táo'.

September 30, 2019
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