Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

"Zij zijn vissen, geen olifanten."

Translation:They are fish, no elephants.

0
11 months ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/hyacinth3704

Would the English response be better as, they are fish, not elephants? Using "no elephants" sounds really strange, but would using "not" here be different in Dutch?

3
Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
Dutchesse722
  • 25
  • 17
  • 16
  • 12
  • 48

Yes, it should say They are fish, not elephants. Please report it if you can. I typed the Dutch sentence in Google Translate, and it gave me the incorrect English translation as above. The Dutch sentence stays the same.

1
Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hyacinth3704

Thanks Dutchesse! I'll report if it pops up again. I'm sometimes unsure if the sentence is wrong, or I just dont' know enough Dutch!

0
Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ister14
Ister14
  • 21
  • 11
  • 7
  • 5
  • 350

I'll report it as i have previously the same feeling.

0
Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DouglasGray

I thought that the answer was to be in English and not Weedgie

0
Reply9 months ago