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"I do not even have a brother."

Translation:Non ho neanche un fratello.

March 16, 2013

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

can't you use "anche" here? also, what is the difference between anche and neanche?

November 8, 2013

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

"Non ho neanche un fratello" seems to me (a non-native speaker) like a double negative. Could you please explain how this works out in Italian ?

March 16, 2013

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

We can use the double negative form in many situations! :)

Words like "neanche", "nemmeno" "mai" "nessuno" "niente" "nulla" need to be into a negative sentence beginning with "non", otherwise they don't make any sense.

http://duolingo.com/#/comment/233855 FAQ #12

March 16, 2013

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

Yeah, I noticed that when I was introduced to "mai". It's like ramp it up a little with the first negative and take it all the way with the second.

March 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/josh2934

But why is anche wrong?

February 21, 2014
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