"I do not like to sleep."
Translation:Ich schlafe nicht gerne.
I'm sure there's a rule or reason, but "Ich schlafe gerne nicht" sounds entirely incorrect to my ears. I'm guessing it's because the negation is the important part. "Ich schlafe gerne ... nicht" doesn't seem to have the same negation as "ich schlafe NICHT gerne"
I'm pretty sure it should be, "Ich schlafe gerne nicht." I mean, I think because the way the rules are it should go before nicht, not after.
If you want to say "I like to do X," you say "I do X" and then add gerne to the end.
I like to sleep = I sleep + gerne = Ich schlafe gerne.
I like to read = I read + gerne = Ich lese gerne.
In case you mean when to use "gern" instead of "gerne," it doesn't matter which you use. They both mean the same thing and so you can use whichever you prefer.
I tried this. Ich mag schlafe nicht. Didn't get why DL asked to use schlafen?
Whenever there are two verbs like that, the second one is never conjugated, meaning you would use schlafen instead of schlafe, and the second verb goes at the end. So, it would be, "Ich mag nicht schlafen."
Another example is when you say, "I will go." The first verb is conjugated but the second on isn't, so it's, "Ich werde gehen."
I hope this helped!
Duolingo doesn't like infinitives with "zu" like "zu schlafen" ... every German uses this workaround :)
Perhaps you meant this: Ich mag nicht zu schlafen. The difference is, if you refer to the act of doing the verb you want to add zu, or the meaning is incomprehensible to a native German.
I haven't tested this on the program, but I encountered this sentence learning adverbs and gerne happens to be appropriate for this purpose.
I don't think you need the zu because mögen is a modal verb. "ich mag nicht schlafen" worked for me.
What is the difference between "gern" and "gerne"? Is this word take adjective ending rules or something else?
There actually isn't a difference between "gern" and "gerne." They are completely interchangeable and mean the same thing. Just use whichever you want to use.