https://www.duolingo.com/Gildesh

"Oder doch nicht?"

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3/28/2013, 10:51:52 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/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.

3/28/2013, 9:23:38 PM

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

3/28/2013, 10:51:53 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/richardlevay

german idioms are hard!

5/2/2013, 3:14:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Dzyanna1
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Can't see what is wrong with "Or not yet?" as an answer for this one.

5/5/2013, 4:14:28 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

5/10/2013, 9:33:37 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Youngseok

Can I use "Or still not?"

5/15/2013, 11:29:06 AM
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