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" Osaatko puhua englantia? En."

Translation:– Can you speak English? – No, I cannot.

June 24, 2020

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mari893657

Why is one of the options "No" when it's not accepted. I know it's more polite to add "I cannot", but the literal translation is "No."


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

It should be accepted. I guess that option has not yet been integrated into the system. We are still in Beta, so please be patient. :)


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

Should "Do you know how to speak English? No." be correct as well?


[deactivated user]

    Osaatteko is the proposition so you answer with the negative surely so why is the answer ".. I can't" not accepted??


    [deactivated user]

      Can you speak...

      .... I can't


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jean-LoupR

      "I cannot" without the No isn't yet accepted as it should FYI


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

      That's odd. I'll investigate.


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

      Is there just no way that "Do you speak / I do not" can be accepted? I would very rarely ask someone if they CAN speak X language...


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jean-LoupR

      "Do you speak X?" would be "Puhutko X?" so that couldn't be accepted from a grammatical standpoint even though the two essentially mean the same thing

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