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"The child has never seen a lizard."

Translation:아이가 도마뱀을 본 적이 없습니다.

December 9, 2017



"본 적이 없습니다" would be perfect. Avoid "결코"...... It sounds like reading a serious essay or something.


I live in Korea and we never use 결코. I would say '아이는 도마뱀을 본 적이 없어요.' for a better translation.


Is ㄴ/은 적이 있/없다 used to replace just 결코? Or can you use it to replace 전혀/절대/etc. as well?


Duolingo marked this sentence wrong order because I put the adverb 결코 before the object 도마뱀을. However, in another sentence, I put the object breakfast before the adverb 보통, and it was marked wrong order. Is the order of either sentence really wrong, or did the writer simply forget to put both choices, so the computer automatically marks it wrong?


Yeah...it marked me wrong for "I can never do that" ...when I placed 결코 after Object. And said it should be placed before object... But here, when I used 결코 before Object...in this sentence... (After learning from previous mistake... ) Now again Duolingo says...결코 To be placed after object...!! Can anyone explain me if duo is wrong or I am messing up? Wher should 결코, actually to be placed in a sentence?? Thanks!


결코 and 전혀 has no big difference


"아이는 도마뱀을 결고 안 봤어요" Wasn't accepted. The only thing wrong is litterally that I wrote 는 instead of 가. Shouln't the meaning be the same in this context regardless if it's 아이는 or 아이가?


Now (202031) it says it's a typo, but the answer is accepted.


Mine didn't have the option of "본 족이 없습니다" which is correct. Instead it gave me "안 봤어요" which means he didn't see the lizard that was in the vicinity.


Why is 결코 used instead of 전혀?


I wrote, "아이가 도마뱀을 전혀 안 봤어요." Is that really wrong?


good answer below from SeanFogart4


결코 means "in the end" so it would make more sense if it was "아이는 도마뱀을 본 적이 없어요." Also, it makes more sense to use "~는" instead of "~가"


결코 and 전혀 have almost same meaning.


Going by the Japanese (sorry! but) they use either 결코 안 봤어요 or 전혀 본 적이 없어요. "By-no-means saw a lizard" or "has never seen a lizard at all." They match with their respective tenses or whatever. I had to think about that . . .


Thank you for answering! I think it is cool that you can think in both Japanese and Korean! :)


그 아이는 도마뱀을 본적이 없어요


Make up your mind, Duolingo!


그 아이는 도마뱀을 본 적이 없습니다 is correct.

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