"I think not."

Translation:Mi pensas, ke ne.

6 months ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Pudingego

I'm missing something here. Where does the "ke" come from?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julio.HaiLiu
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I see you are also learning Spanish. If so, learning the esperanto form "Mi pensas, ke ne" will help you learn the Spanish form "Pienso que no"... The "ke" means "that" and it is implicit but omitted in English "I think that not" but it is required in Esperanto and Spanish.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WitlessBittern
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Great answer; I'd previously accepted it as just one of those things I had to memorize but now it makes sense.

5 months ago

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Which part made it more clear? I don't understand from your reaction. It seems to me that you still have to memorize it. "Pienso que no" makes just as much (or little) sense as "Mi kredas, ke ne." It just seems that people are more willing to memorize things when they know it happens in a "real" language.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WitlessBittern
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"it is implicit but omitted in English" shed light on the Spanish and Esperanto translations for me. I'd previously just accepted them with a shrug.

5 months ago

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Ok.

5 months ago

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What kind of answer are you looking for. If it's obvious why it's there, learn it as a set phrase.

  • Mi pensas, ke jes - I think so.
  • Mi pensas, ke ne. - I don't think so.
6 months ago
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