I said "It is not fair" and got it wrong. Apparently that extra no for emphasis that isn't used in English much makes a difference to them.
I also used "It is not fair". Double negatives is very good Spanish but poor english.
its cause the Spanish like double negatives which is grammatically incorrect in English
This isn't a double negative. The first 'No', followed by a comma, is in reply to a question like, "Is it fair?" Answer: "No, it is not fair."
You would concede that it is redundant? "Is it fair?" One could answer "No." or "It is not fair." One needn't use both. It's all about emphasis. "No, it is not fair." Is clear. Some people say the English double negative is about being "hip". Sure, it can be, but it's real strength is emphasis. "I ain't got nothing!" is clear. Emphatic. No ambiguity here. This person has nothing. End of story.
although "That's not fair." means the same thing, the actual translation would be:
Eos no es justo.
That’s assuming a literal translation is preferred, something discussed in DuoLingo from time to time. I picked this off the top of a Google search: ¿Por que no se puede traducir literalmente frases hechas? If you translate it literally word for word, it comes out: For what no itself can to translate literally phrases made? That doesn’t make any sense at all. A more reasonable translation is: Why are idioms not translated literally? But if you do that, the only word translated literally is, ironically, the word “literally”.
Ah. Yes, that's correct. EDIT: Well, except for the gender disagreement.
"Unjust" is also apparently wrong :/
Although I suppose that would only be the translation if the sentence was "No, es injusto"?
"That's not fair" doesn't cut it either, but that's how the kids whine in either language.
My mamma always said "life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
life's not fair deal with it you can't change that and you never will weak humans
When people are complaining, they may say it's not fair, but in general "That's not right" = "Eso no es correcto". As a loud complaint, I've heard " ¡Está mal!". A human translator is probably going to translate that also as "That's not right".
i know, I will never meet Gerard Way! MY LIFE IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah? Since when does anyone not need a translator for any toddler? I have a one year old in my house right now who might say wa-wa for water and might say a-ga for water. It depends on who you are. If the adult primarily speaks Spanish, English doesn't exist and vice-versa. And they're all like that. Francamente, no es justo :-(
If you're not talking about the a-ga, you can paste it into Google translate and say "detect language". The a-ga is how a little kid says agua.
Well, I don't think so, actually. In this context a child could be refusing to complete a task, thereby saying "no", and then giving the reason for his refusal by saying "it isn't fair". I have no idea if that made sense, but it is completely logical in my mind.
It isn't really a double negative. You can say, "No, that's not true; I never had it, and I don't have it now. Four negatives, but perfectly grammatical. "Double negative refers to a statement like, "I don't have no soap" or She did not never do it", which are not acceptable in English.
True, but it is done. People learning English have to be able to recognize "There ain't no soap" and I have to recognize "Hablastes pa'tol mundo ayer". RAE sure doesn't speak for everyone.
this is the 2nd time this has come up in different lessons why is this happening as if thy don't have enough for new lessons then there shouldn't be a lesson
Actually, in order to learn a language one has to go over material more than once. You do not remember everything presented the first time you encounter it. For example, I've done the WHOLE dates and times lessons twice and am still shaky on the spellings of one or two of the days of the week, of several of the months, and a couple of the seasons. The Romans had a saying, "Repetitio mater memoriae." It means "Repetition (is) the mother of memory." The Romans were right. Having taught a foreign language - not Spanish! - in the public schools, I can testify that repetition is essential to students' learning the material. This is the reason why Duolingo asks you to repeat material to "strengthen" a lesson you have already completed and why it throws in sentences that do not pertain to the particular topic you are learning in whatever the current lesson happens to be..
Very true, but it's a little discouraging when you pass an exercise (repeatedly) and duoLingo refuses to increase your strength level for a lesson.
I translated it as, "No, he is not just" and was marked wrong. Why? Es can refer to he, she or it.
Well, if you look into the context, you can infer that it would just be "no, it's not fair". If you really want to write that someone is not fair/just without having much context to go off of, I would suggest you place a personal pronoun in front of the "es" to get that across clearly. It's all about context, really. I don't know if that made sense, sorry. I'm a native English speaker, but explaining is not really my thing.
It is a sentence with two negative words, all right, but I do not think it is what people commonly mean when they say "double negative".
"Double Negatives: 3 Rules You Must Know. You probably have been told more than once that double negatives are wrong and that you shouldn’t use them. However, usually, it’s left at that — without any explanation of what exactly a double negative is or why it’s considered incorrect (in standard English). We want to fix that. Here is the essential list of things you must understand about double negatives. In standard English, each subject-predicate construction should only have one negative form. Negative forms in English are created by adding a negation to the verb.
I will bake a cake. I will not bake a cake...
Sometimes there are negative forms of nouns — such as “nowhere,” “nothing,” and “no one” — that are used. If these are in a sentence, it is important that the verb in the sentence is not negated.
Correct: He’s going nowhere. Incorrect: He’s not going nowhere.
2 A double negative is a non-standard sentence construction that uses two negative forms. Double negatives are created by adding a negation to the verb and to the modifier of the noun (adjectives, adverbs, etc.) or to the object of the verb.
I won’t (will not) bake no cake. (verb negation + object negation) I can’t (cannot) go nowhere tonight. (verb negation + modifier negation)
Learning standard English negation is difficult because many languages and some English dialects use double negatives conventionally. Though it’s easy to assume that double negatives are simply unnatural aberrations, this assumption is wrong. In many languages worldwide, it is grammatically incorrect to use anything but the double negative! (This is called negative concord.)...
To make it more complicated, it’s not just foreign languages that conventionally employ double negatives but some dialects of English do as well! African American Vernacular English (AAVE), Southern American English, and some British regional forms use negative concord constructions. Negative concord is even used several times in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. (For example, a line about the Friar, “Ther nas no man no wher so vertuous,” literally means “there wasn’t no man nowhere as virtuous.”)
So, while double negatives are not correct in standard English, that doesn’t make them any less useful in other dialects. ...
If somebody asks you "You don't know how to drive?" By rights not a proper question. It's a statement. It's only a question in that it demands an answer. You might answer "That's right, I don't" "That's right" is a British alternative for "Yes" (You didn't think us Americans caught on to that!) So, we can translate the statement "That's right, I don't" to "Yes, I don't." Q.E.D.
Actually you can change a statement into a question by your inflection, by ending it on a higher tone. In writing, the question mark lets you know that the sentence would be said in an interrogatory way. In practice, it is easy to distinguish statement from question (for example, "It is?" from "It is.") either through spoken intonation or written punctuation.
In "no, no est justo", the first Spanish "no" translates to the "no" in the English translation. The second Spanish "no" translates to the "not" in the English translation. You have used up all the no's in the Spanish sentence, and there are no more Spanish no's left left to translate to another "no" in the English translation.
fair is where you take the pigs is what my mom always says.......... i'm always like UGH, fine mom you win
it is unfair has been rejected. Is that fair ? Is translating word for word more important than understanding the meaning ?
An easy way to remember "justo" is to think of the word "just(ice)", the word just, too, is another context for "based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair." If that helps. :)
we do not say no it is not fair we say it is not fair could some please give me an explanation
Someone says to you, "It's not fair, is it?" Your reply is, "No, it's not fair."
Because there is no noun/pronoun and no context for this sentence, "es" becomes the verb for "it".
No, it is not fair that you keep saying I'm wrong Duolingo even though I'm not
this is officially my new favorite phrase with my parents
It may confuse Duo when you negate "fair" to "unfair" rather than negate the verb.
Why should those be considered the same? The adjective wasn't negated, after all.
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