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"The man does not have the menu."

Translation:De man heeft het menu niet.

8 months ago

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/IlanaHill

Why is it not geen menu?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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Because the sentence is the menu.

  • The man does not have a menu = De man heeft geen menu.
7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Diego378844

Bless you! Been scratching my head on this one for a couple of days and the answer was actually quite straightforward..

Dank je wel! :)

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iurijscosta

Why is 'niet' in the end ?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanGibson4

I'm not sure exactly but it is. Just like niet is used as below: Ik kan het niet doen Ik kan het niet hebben/etc

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amanda852869

"De man heeft de menu neit" Said i was wrong because i didny use "de menukarrt" Anyone know why its sometimes menu and othertimes menukarrt?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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  • het menu
  • de menukaart
4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NCThom
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I bet it's a safe bet that "menu", which was borrowed from French, originally meant the assortment of items that made up a meal. For example, "The cook plans a different menu every night." Een menukaart would be the card, paper, board, or whatever on which the menu items are listed in writing. But as is the case in France and in English-speaking countries, the term "menu" expanded to mean either the items in a meal (or available at a restaurant), written down or not, or the written list of those items.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReshmaBhat

"Het" is used for singular neutral nouns while for rest of the cases, "de" is used

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knupl
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Same question^^

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tumie7
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How can i grasp when to use geen ajd niet?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NCThom
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Practice is the best way, honestly. If you can re-write the English sentence to use "no" or "not a" or "not any", then it will be "geen" in Dutch. The resulting English re-write may sound awkward, but if you can make sense of it, it'll work.

I am not drinking water = I drink no water = Ik drink geen water.

I am not a woman = Ik ben geen vrouw.

The man does not have a menu = The man has no menu = De man heeft geen menu.

The man does not have the menu The man has no menu. Maybe he has a menu, but he doesn't have the menu we're talking about in the sentence. De man heeft het menu niet.

With "geen" we're negating the noun, basically, and with "niet" we're negating the verb.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Boudicababe

Ive read the grammar on geen and niet now several times and it still makes no sense. Menu is a noun?! So it should be geen, why is it not geen here but geen in 'Nee, ze hebben geen menu'

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ana314380

Het menu -> niet Een menu -> geen menu

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Margareth185142

On the translation question is the word HET is written underneath. Please explain.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElsaNilsso3

I wrote "hebt" instead of "heeft", shouldn't both options be correct?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Iniva
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No, ‘hebt’ is used when your subjugating the verb ‘to have’ in 2nd person singular while ‘heeft’ is used when your subjugating the verb ‘to have’ in third person singular. Je hebt vs de man heeft. Hope this helps.

2 months ago