"It is not the device."

Translation:Es ist nicht das Gerät.

March 11, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/dwaynedamayne

Is there a reason why sometimes it's okay it push "nicht" to the end of a sentence and other times it isn't?

March 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/slug_a_bed

would someone answer this question please? :)

April 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lackita

I read this, but it still wasn't clear to me why nicht preceded das Gerät in this case.

June 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/slug_a_bed

thanks!

April 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/syl58

How about "Das Gerät ist es nicht"???
I don't understand why in a previous exercise "Moebel mag er nicht" is the right form (as opposed to "Er mag Moebel nicht") and at the same time, in this exercise, "Es ist nicht das Gerat" is the only correct answer.

March 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Thiagaraj_M

I would like to know the same

November 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/karla9

Why is "nicht" used here insted of "kein"?

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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"Kein" would be used to say that something isn't a device. However, in this sentence you could be talking about a device, but it's not the right device.

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eplus17

If you wanted to say "It is not a device," then "not a" becomes "kein." However, the sentence says, "It is not the device."" Since you want the sentence to include the article "the" (das), you must use nicht.

February 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/piouppioup

Is "das Gerät" as very useful word in German or is Duolingo being weirdly insistent here?

November 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/amethystarcher

Why can't it be "Sie ist nicht die Vorrichtung."?

October 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ReyesLG99
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I'm so confused. Is "Es ist das Gerät nicht" completely bad? I guess it is but, why?

July 1, 2014
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