"The grandfather is not my father."
Translation:Der Großvater ist nicht mein Vater.
February 7, 2018
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How do I know when to put "nicht" on the end of a sentence rather than where it is in the English translation?
Special case of the verb "sein": my father is not an accusative object, but a predicate, which has the same case like the subject, i.e. nominative. See also https://deutsch.lingolia.com/en/grammar/nouns-and-articles/declension/nominative
If you'd tell me the sentence with "meinen", I'd understand "the grandfather doesn't eat my father" :D ..... (isst and ist don't differ phonetically)
Right! I am now taking two days out, each to represent trying to tell someone behind the 'machine' that this phrase could be massively damaging to some Learners. People come before programs and this program needs amending!