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

"Sie möchten, dass du keinen Fisch isst."

February 15, 2013

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

They would like that you do not eat "any" fish.

i thought keinen means "not any"


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

"Any" is not necessary here. "Don't eat fish" and "Don't eat any fish" is almost the same. In fact, if you translate this literally, you'll get "They would like that you eat no fish". "Not any" seems a little more emphasized than that. I usually think of "kein" like of "no" and then try to make the English sentence more natural.


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

"dass" really? not "das"? That has got to be a mistake?


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

Yes, "that" used as a conjunction is "dass" in German.

http://en.pons.eu/dict/search/results/?q=dass&l=deen&in=&lf=de


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

Okay, I wasn't aware that there was a difference in the way you spell it! My spell checker in firefox actually underlined "dass" as if it was wrong!


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

Englisch spellchecker? German words can barely be spellchecked. Dasein - being there.

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