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"I did not drink wine."

Translation:Ich trank keinen Wein.

February 14, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jk987321

Why is it not "Ich trank nicht Wein"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max.Em

In theory maybe yes, but in pratice you negate the object if you have one. Ich trank nicht. Ich trank keinen Wein. Nicht+object is very rare, I just know it from idiomatic expressions like "Das ist nicht Fisch und nicht Fleisch".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bacam1lgr4u

You can think of "I ate no fish". :)

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