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"I see no books and no newspapers."

Translation:Ik zie geen boeken en geen kranten.

August 11, 2014

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

Do we really need two "geen"? Would "ik zie geen boeken en kranten" also be correct??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KCM.Lindem

No we don't. the second "geen" is not necessary. "Ik zie geen boeken en kranten." SHOULD be accepted. But it isn't. Got rejected for me too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Firemind1

Why not use "niet"? What are the rules of negation?


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

See the Dutch team's grammar explanation: Grammar: "niet" and "geen"

Or the DutchGrammar.com explanation: Negating sentences

In a nutshell, when negating: niet ≈ "not" and geen ≈ "no"


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

Then you must buy glasses

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