No. " Nevemore" implies that you once did. It's more like "never" vs. "never ever!"
"niemalsmals" does not exist.
"Nie wieder" or "nicht noch einmal" fits the word "nevermore".
You can't use "never" with most "ing" forms in english. Instead, simple present is used: "i never go there."
Position of Nicht
Adverbs go in different places in different languages. You cannot simply place the German adverb "nicht" where you would put "not" in English.
The German "nicht" will precede adjectives and adverbs as in "Das Frühstück ist nicht schlecht" (the breakfast is not bad) and "Das Hemd ist nicht ganz blau" (the shirt is not entirely blue).
For verbs, "nicht" can either precede or follow the verb, depending the type of verb. Typically, "nicht" comes after conjugated verbs as in "Die Maus isst nicht" (the mouse does not eat). In conversational German, the perfect ("Ich habe gegessen" = "I have eaten") is often used to express simple past occurrences ("I ate"). If such statements are negated, "nicht" will come before the participle at the end of the sentence: "Ich habe nicht gegessen" (I did not eat/I have not eaten).
Finally, "nicht" also tends to come at the end of sentences (after direct objects like "mir" = "me,"" or after yes/no questions if there is just one conjugated verb). For example, "Die Lehrerin hilft mir nicht" (The teacher does not help me) and "Hat er den Ball nicht?" (Does he not have the ball?) Kein
Simply put, "kein" is composed of "k + ein" and placed where the indefinite article would be in a sentence. For instance, look at the positive and negative statement about each noun: "ein Mann" (a man) versus "kein Mann" (not a/not one man), and "eine Frau" versus "keine Frau."
"Kein" is also used for negating nouns that have no article: "Man hat Brot" (one has bread) versus "Man hat kein Brot" (one has no bread). Nicht versus Nichts
What about' "I never go swimming"?? THis seems to be correct in my naitve English speaking eyes
That is because this form does not work in English. You should say "I never swim".
How about ''Ich gehe nicht schwimmen?' ok or not? I assume this is 'I do not go swimming'
Do not confuse "nicht" vs. "nie".
- Ich gehe nicht schwimmen = I do not go swimming.
- Ich gehe nie schwimmen = I never go swimming.
Nicht simply means that something is not happening or not true, it is a simple negation. Nie is much stronger and means that something has never ever happened and most probably won't happen in the future.
from an English speaker. 'I don't swim' means you cannot swim, 'I never swim' means that you never go swimming (but you might be able to swim you just never go swimming)
As another native English speaker, I don't agree with you. "I don't swim" could mean "I don't like to swim, therefor I do not" or it could mean "I cannot swim, therefor I do not", equally.
Is there a rule that regulates the adverbs of frequency in German to be the last one in a sentence? Like 'nie' or 'immer'? How about there are two more verbs in the sentence, for instance ''I never meant to tell him?''
German adverbs of frequency always come after the finite, conjugated verb.
- Ich schwimme nie. (verb: conjugated)
- Ich wollte es ihm nie sagen. (verb: conjugated, second verb: infinitive)
- Ich beabsichtigte nie, es ihm zu sagen. (verb: conjugated, second verb: infinitive with to)
I got kinda mad when, "I don't swim." got marked wrong, just because it's less natural for me to say, "I never swim."
if you would say i don't ever swim, it means that i will never think about it ( the idea of swimming ), however if i say i never swim, it means that i am going to swim but i did not try it before, hope that is correct
just one thing. the 'W' in 'schWimmen', it does sound "W" rather than "V" in this word. Am I right?
- Schwimmen is pronounced [ˈʃvɪmən]
- German W sounds like V in Vitamin
- It is a labio-dental sound, where you put your upper teeth on your lower lip.
- You can listen here: http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de/speak-de/6/7/rBh2guSodCY.mp3
i said it the right way and it still wouldnt let me it said almost correct weird huh?also ,how come yu cant reply
Does nie always come after the verb? Could we say ich nie schwimme instead?
The pronunciation of ich leaves a lot to be desired, to my ear at least
The mans voice says "ich" like a cat hissing and the woman says "ich" like isch or ish. Are either okay? Im finding this to be the case with nicht also.
When I used niemals it was tagged as incorrect so there must be a grammatical reason. Can Duolingo provide an official answer?
Does "nie" always end in a German sentence only after the present verb? Does this also apply to past and future tense?
So, Ich schwimme nie, Ich schwimme niemals, Ich gehe nie schwimmen, Ich schwimme nicht...all mean, more or less, I don't swim....
Should 'I swim never' be accepted in this sentence? I know it is not fully correct but it should be somewhat included.
That’s the one that you use in a conjugated form (as opposed to an infinitive form). If you look at the sentence “Ich gehe schwimmen.” then “gehe” is the finite verb and “schwimmen” is an infinitive. If you negate the sentence you say “Ich gehe nicht schwimmen.” The finite form is still in second place.
it would be nice if this was explained. It is not explaind on my page, only nicht and nichts.
To me, in English "I don't swim" carries the meaning of "I cannot swim/I do not know how to swim"). Whereas "I never swim" means "I can swim. But I never do."
I agree, you can say it this way in English, i.e. "I don't drink wine", "I don't eat cheese", "I don't drive". If you are not doing it now you wouldn't use these phrases. You would say: "I am not drinking wine", etc. If you don't want to do something right now you don't just simply say "I don't"
well, i don't swim and i never swim surely different i don't swim = i don't want to swim (maybe i have already swim last month) i never swim = i never swim