"My brothers do not have any of them."
Translation:I miei fratelli non ne hanno nessuna.
I believe the definite article is omitted only when referring to family members in the singular. It is used when referring to family members in the plural. mio fratello non ne ha nessuna i miei fratelli non ne hanno nessuna
Why is the definite article used with "fratelli" here? I thought it was omitted when discussing immediate family members.
CreyB gave you explanation, with members of family in plural we have to use definite article, only if we use singular we can't use it.
why is it nessuna, I wrote nessuno and it was wrong, others asking same question I see but no explanation
I had nessuno accepted on 21/01/2019; probably an error not fully corrected. But I believe grammatically in this case, since it isn't specified what "they / them" is referring to, both versions should be correct
(American English speaker) I think alcune would mean some, rather than none.
But I find it confusing: the word to translate is "any", not "none", and their dictionary hints are completely useless here.
I have learnt from previous lessons that Alcuni/e in positive sentences = some. In negative sentences the singular Alcun = any.
I miei fratelli non ne hanno alcun would therefore seem to be correct. But not accepted 8/8/2018
I think that correct answers should also be: "I miei fratelli non ne hanno" and "I miei fratelli non ne hanno nessuno."
hmm. I forgot to use 'ne' for the translation of 'of them' and instead used 'di loro'. Is it wrong? 'I miei fratelli non hanno nessuna di loro'
Not sure. Why is it nessuna in the translated sentence here, "I miei fratelli non ne hanno nessuna."? I don't think we can tell whether it should be nessuno/a without context, can we?
I miei fratelli non ne hanno nessuno is now accepted 8/8/2018. Must have been an error before - These things get corrected when we report them . Keep up the good work people.
Niente means anything in a negative (with non) sentence so I think your sentence translates to" My brothers don't have anything of them."