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"He can only watch."

Translation:Il ne peut que regarder.

February 16, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdgamble555

I like to translate the ne...que as nothing... but... "he can do nothing but watch" This helps me in reading.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dugan4

I was thinking this too, but the sentence structure still confuses me-- shouldn't it be: "Il ne peut mais regarder." then?


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

A direct translation cannot work::

He can only/but watch = Il peut seulement regarder / Il ne peut que regarder.

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