"No, I do not eat eggs."

Translation:Ні, я не їм яйця.

October 10, 2016

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mzbka

Why isn't the genative case used here in the negation? Ні, я не їм яєць.

October 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/skstudio

Your translation is now accepted as an alternative. Actually, it should be the best translation, but this construction is currently not taught in the course.

October 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MarthaLoda

When negation is about something other than a living being, both accusative and genitive cases are usually OK. But yes, genitive sounds like a more educated speech.

November 2, 2016
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