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"Warum trinkst du keinen Wein?"

Translation:Why are you not drinking wine?

September 1, 2017

14 Comments


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

Should "Why do you drink no wine?" be acceptable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert683351

A native speaker wouldn't normally talk like that, but I believe it is acceptable English nonetheless.


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

Yes, it should be accepted. It is a bit old-fashioned but not incorrect.


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

Difference between Wieso and Warum?


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

Why is "why are not you drinking wine?" wrong??


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

That is not correct English. You could say "why are you not drinking wine?" though. Word order is important in this case.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sadjad-a

I found the English assembling hard too


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

That is strange. In English we sometimes say 'why aren't you drinking wine' and as aren't is short for are not then I see why you would suggest it. However, the word 'not' before 'you' is more like an exclusion of the person to which the 'you' is aimed at.


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

Is it not possible to distinguish between a present progressive action "why are you not drinking wine" and a habitual preswnt action "why do you not drink wine" in German? Is there a word order in German that shows the difference?


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

An allusion to this, perhaps?


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

The page itself is saying "Why aren't you drinking any wine?" is correct, and that has an issue. Why are you not drinking wine definitely is better and really should be given as the correct answer on the page itself.


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

weil ich nüchtern bin :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bariaa15

it is not a correct sentence


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

why are you drinking no wine is the same as above, i am english so why was it wrong

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