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"Chtěl tam jít, ale nešel."

Translation:He wanted to go there but didn't go.

October 3, 2018

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jessie1717

I wonder, wheter is this English translation of this sentence natural for English speakers?


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

Native UK here. No. It isn't natural. I wouldn't use that second "go"


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

Agreed. 1 go only. He wanted to go there but didn't or He wanted to, but didn't go there.

The course answer is very unnatural


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

Native AmE here -- the translation is perfectly fine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karel770580

English Canadian - definitely sounds awkward. Would drop the second 'go'.


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

Alternatives without the second "go" also are accepted... as my earlier comment indicates. If you typed something that wasn't accepted, you need to let us know exactly what it was... ideally by using the Report button.


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

American here. It's unnatural. You would not add the second go. You could also say, he want to, but he didn't go there. Which would be less common.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrianSille2

I agree, but does it matter. It is the Czech that is important.


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

Translations without the second "go" are accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leo970566

They are, but with the hint that I had a typo. Now I'm worried - ist that really wrong?


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

We would have to see your coomplete and exact answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leo970566

"He wanted to go there but didn't." I just want to be sure I didn't learn wrong things.


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

That is a correct sentence and it tests "green," so it should have been accepted, if that was your exact answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaroleDiva1

Why is 'He wanted to go there but he did not go' unacceptable?


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

"He wanted to go there but he did not go" is accepted and we have no such report. Use "My answer should have been accepted".

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