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"He sells neither fruit nor vegetables."

Translation:Il ne vend ni de fruits ni de légumes.

April 13, 2018

12 Comments


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

Why do we not use "des" here for fruits and legumes?

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roman2095

It is a negative expression, so the des changes to de

May 20, 2018

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

Why is it not "...ne vend pas ni..."?

July 11, 2018

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

Have the same question

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dugan4

Why isn't this a double negative? Wouldn't the direct translation be: "He doesn't sell neither fruits nor vegetables"?

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roman2095

Because French is different to English in the way negatives are expressed. In this case you just need to learn the ne..........ni..........ni construction.

May 20, 2018

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

I guess double negatives are not a thing in French?

May 2, 2018

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

Correct.

July 11, 2018

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

why isn't general use accepted: "il ne vend ni les fruits ni les légumes."

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johnnyp27

why is it ni de ?? eg ni de fruits ni de legumes , I thought it was just ni fruits ni legumes or does it not matter ? I understand ne pas de...etc

October 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robertbili2

...Ni de fruits... ce ne serait pas de dire... "il ne vend ni fruit ni légume"?

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Colette984350

Une petite erreur : on ne peut pas dire "ce ne serait pas dire" mais plutôt "ne faudrait-il pas dire" ? "il ne vend ni fruit ni légume" ?

Je suis française et vous avez raison il faudrait dire "Il ne vend ni fruits ni légumes". (mettre un "s" à fuits et légumes).

26.12.2018

December 26, 2018
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