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

"¡No es simplemente un libro!"

February 10, 2013

8 Comments


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

ok, then how do you say, "it is simply not a book". for example, when someone argues that an object is a book and you want to say it is not a book.

February 10, 2013

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

I assume you just say "It's not a book" . Simply isn't necessary in that sentence.

July 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rocko2012

Playing with google translator I get "It simply is not a book" == "Simplemente no es un libro" "it is simply not a" is 40 times more common than "It simply is not a" so it is possible "It is simply not a book" maybe more common English. But google translator gives it the same translation as duolingo gives here. Anyway I'm going to guess "It is simply not a book" = "Simplemente no es un libro"

February 11, 2013

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

The 'un' seems to be elided in the audio. What are the rules for when this happens?

March 2, 2013

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

i think even when you barely hear it, grammatically you need an article there, so you just guess that it has "un" in front of it. unless you hear something more like "el". i think it's similar in English that the articles a/an, the are not pronounced strongly.

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Draconera16

simplemente uno no anda en mordor.

March 29, 2013

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

and how do you say 'no it is simply a book'? I guess you would need a coma after no.

May 21, 2013

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

No, es simplemente un libro. I think a lot of these quizzes need context in order to make or understand the translations

July 31, 2013
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