"I am not swimming."

Translation:Ich schwimme nicht.

August 29, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexiahR.14

I don't understand why "Ich nicht schwimme" can't be correct or why "bin" isn't correct either. Please someone! Help me understand!

August 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/quis_lib_duo

The use of bin here is wrong because German does not have a progressive form, hence you need to translate as if the English sentence were in simple tense:

I am swimming -- (I swim) -- Ich schwimme

In a sentence with just a subject and verb, nicht usually goes to the end; hence your word order is wrong.

August 29, 2017
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