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  5. "Un câine nu are trei capete."

"Un câine nu are trei capete."

Translation:A dog does not have three heads.

February 4, 2017



I know Cerberus, but who is Fluffy?


Three-headed dog from Harry Potter.


Is capete a form of cap, of capăt, or something else?


Capete is both a form of cap ("head") and of capăt ("extremity", "end"). To make matters even worse, cap has actually 3 separate entries in the dictionary, each with their own meaning and declension table.
In this sentence, though, capete is the plural of cap in the sense of "head", for which I provided a link to the right entry in the dictionary.


I would say that it's the indefinite plural of cap (since it's translated as ”heads”)


Does this have some sort of deeper meaning?


Read Harry Potter... ;-)


I think "doesn't" should be accepted as well


Sorry if my question is stupid but I am not native english speaker and I wonder why " a dog does not have..." but " he has big and black eyebrows" ? What is yhe reason to use "does" in the first case and do not in second? Thanks in advance!


It's the “not” (negation). In English, only auxiliary verbs (to do, to be, etc) can be negated directly (I do not…, I am not…), for other verbs you need to add “to do” when you negate them (It has… → It does not have).

The same applies when building a question.

Maybe there is a more detailed explanation in one of Duolingo's English courses. Try looking for “negation.”

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