"I am not a man."

Translation:私は男の人ではありません。

March 14, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/theatk

What? I feel like this answer is weird. What about じゃない?how are there no comments on this yet?

March 14, 2018

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I don't think there's anything weird about the answer at all. Also, are you sure it doesn't accept じゃない as an alternative?

Unless this happens to be a newly added sentence, I would almost certainly have used じゃない on it before. I would remember if this sentence kept rejecting my answer, unless I've somehow never encountered it yet.

All of the following (among others) should be acceptable:

__ではありません
__じゃありません
__ではない
__じゃない
__やあらへん

March 14, 2018

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やあらへん shouldn't be accepted unless all other dialectical forms are included, which would make the course extremely overloaded. Nevertheless, +1 for thoroughness.

March 14, 2018

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Trying to subliminally sneak in some 関西弁. Guess I should have made it a bit less conspicuous by hiding it in the middle of the list. :P

March 14, 2018

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バレバレやん;)Nice try though!

March 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/theatk

This wasn't a written one but a choice selection one. Thank you for this feedback, though! Good moogle, have a kupo nut.

March 20, 2018

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Here's a 'now' comment. This sentence is important in developing familiarity with polite forms. じゃない is the casual (colloquial) equivalent of ではありません.

March 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/theatk

You're totally right. Also I was definitely a little drunk when I wrote that.

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cina554256

Don't drink, it's bad for you

April 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellen978414

What purpose is the で in this sentence?

March 19, 2018

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ではありません is the polite negative form of です。This should be remembered as a set rather than trying to parse it (unless you want to delve further into the grammar aspect).

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bjorn_SE

Oh so NOW all of a sudden we MUST specify 私は for this kind of statement, when I've gone through 19 levels when it's not been that way and often even deemed incorrect to do so? Make up your freaking mind, Duo!

July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BlueRapunzel103

I didn't write私 even though I didn't necessarily need to? You could imply i was talking about myself without it, i think.

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/h1dsaMde

So 男ではありません。was acceptable before but not now?

February 26, 2019

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