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

"Oder doch nicht?"

March 28, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whbailey87

Or, on the contrary, not? Doch is supposed to be a form of "but no" or "but yes"

Lehrer: Hast du deine Hausaufgaben nicht fertig gemacht? Schuler: Doch! Ich habe meine Hausaufgaben gemacht.

Mutter: Die Katze hat das Essen nicht. Sohn: Doch! Die Katze hat Mittagessen.


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

From what i know Doch takes no meaning, and is just an enforcer to the sentence, what is the difference with Or not at all?


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

german idioms are hard!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dzyanna1

Can't see what is wrong with "Or not yet?" as an answer for this one.


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

I just don't like this translation. The Englishtranslation given may be correct, but more naturally native speakers might say "or instead no?" or "or perhaps not" but really as a native speaker I would say I rarely start a phrase with "or". Was denkt euch?


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

Can I use "Or still not?"

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