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"¡No es simplemente un libro!"

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5 years ago

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jyjoo
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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.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VanJones

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

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draconera16

simplemente uno no anda en mordor.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jarluck
jarluck
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The 'un' seems to be elided in the audio. What are the rules for when this happens?

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dkat
dkat
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and how do you say 'no it is simply a book'? I guess you would need a coma after no.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/droma
droma
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No, es simplemente un libro. I think a lot of these quizzes need context in order to make or understand the translations

5 years ago
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