"No, I do not like the lamp."
Translation:Nein, die Lampe mag ich nicht.
I entered "Nein, ich mag nicht die Lampe" and it was marked incorrect. If this isn't just another duoLingo glitch, what about the syntax of my sentence makes it wrong?
'nicht' makes it wrong. The syntax needs nicht at the end. It is: Subject, verb, object, nicht, where object and subject might be switched, as you see it above. If you have a compound verb, nicht is placed before the second part of the verb: Ich kann heute nicht kommen.
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I would like to know that too. We need to answer for her comment. Maybe that's why she didn't answer.
But I put that and was marked incorrect (without the question mark of course)
Thank you very much for taking the time to help me! I greatly appreciate it.
I have been marked wrong before when writing Sub. verb. nicht. Obj., telling me that it should be Sub. verb. Obj. nicht. There is no absolute rule for this, and even though someone in a comment section on a previous exercise that it depends on what exactly is negated, this does not solve the question or explain why any of us were marked incorrect for this question (I answered the same as the person above by the way).
just a side question ,I have heard someone say that it can be placed that way but it will mean some more emphasis on the not , is that correct ?
How is "mag" composite? And am I correct in thinking that for other non-composite verbs, nicht can come right after the verb, as in "Ich bin nicht ein Hund"?
Early on duolingo taught learners that a sentence like "Ich bin nicht ein Hund" is an acceptable sentence construction. With this example here, however, I wonder if the fact that this more complex sentence, which contains a direct object, dictates the need to place "nicht" at the end. Anyone want to comment on this?
Die lampe mag ich nicht. Why is the object at the beginning of the sentence instead of subject. I know that would also be correct but can someone help me learn the logic behind this?please.
You have a choice here, Duolingo accepts both "Ich mag die Lampe nicht" and "Die Lampe mag ich nicht" as correct, the difference is in the emphasis. If you want to accentuate that it is YOU who doesn't like it, you say the first one (that's more common, I would say). If you want to put more emphasis on the object, as in "THIS LAMP is what I don't like", you use the second. I hope that helps.
Oh can I like this answer 5 more times?!? THANK YOU!! I've been reading through all the comments in this type of lesson looking for this explanation. My hero!
Indeed, quite a few German words and expressions resemble old English, for example: thou hast - du hast.
I typed in "Nein, mag ich nicht die Lampe." Can someone please explain to me why this isn't correct?
The verb must be in second position, plus nicht must come last. In your sentence mag is in the first position of the sentence. Both "Nein, ich MAG die Lampe NICHT" and "Nein, die Lampe MAG ich NICHT" are correct.
Thanks! I got confused on verb position, because I thought that 'nein', even though I see why it can't be now, was the beginning element of the sentence. Lol, I was so mad last night because I couldn't figure out what I did wrong...
It would be really helpful to know when something "counts" as occupying a position. It seems "Nein" doesn't here, but some other "little" words do, it seems. Are there any general rules?
Come on man, "the lamp like i not" is just insane. It would have been so easy to say "ich mag nicht die lampe" but no, it's german so it has to be hard and evil.
How does one tell the difference of when "dass, das, die, or der" is used grammatically?
How will I ever remember when to put "ich" almost at the end of the sentence and when not to??
I put Nein, Ich nicht mag die Lampe, but it was marked incorrect while when I hovered over the words with my mouse, it said what I said.
"Nein, Ich mag die lampe nicht" sounds more correct than Duo's answer
Both answers are correct, it's just a matter of word order. In Duolingo's answer, there is more emphasis on the lamp while your answer emphasizes the subject.
I entered "nein, ich mag keine Lampe" and it marked my sentence as wrong. Warum?!