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"Voi nu înotați cu noi?"

Translation:Are you not swimming with us?

August 17, 2017

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnAllman4

"Aren't you swimming with us?", I wrote. The software insisted that this was wrong, and offered, "Don't you swim with us?", which is how a foreigner might put the question, and thus instantly to be recognised as not a native English speaker.


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

it didn't accept my translation when i translated it as "you're not swimming with us" but why is it wrong? i thought present simple and continuous had the same form in Romanian


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gene947760

I wrote 'Are you not swimming with us' and it was marked wrong. Not sure it should have been but not confident enough to report it.


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

I would go ahead and report it. Duolingo normally accepts the present continuous as a correct translation and should here as well. Same for the contracted form "Aren't you swimming with us?" which would be the most natural English phrasing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spam-boo-limbo

Are you not swimming with us? is way more natural than the only accepted answer. "Do you not swim with us?" has a subtly different connotation to me, and sounds awkward in this context.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Inga89619

I keep missing the NU! Anybody else?


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

Does this also cover "You will not swim with us?"


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

No, "will not" is future tense.


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

They are both invitations to swim, as possible future actions


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tony849579

It took me a while to figure it out


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frank988697

You are not swimming with us?


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

That would normally be a good conversational equivalent here, but the software might not accept is as the word order is not interrogative. I don't think algorithms recognize tone-of-voice as a question marker.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anthony458500

Yes the translation is awkward


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

"Aren't you swimming with us?" Would be a more correct question.

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