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"Ik heb helemaal niks."

Translation:I have nothing at all.

4 years ago

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/VeraRim

Could I also use niets in this one?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

Yes you can. Niets and niks are interchangeable.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blindkiwi
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Crazy hints! I entered "I have absolutely nothing" then wondered if I should change it to "I have nothing at all" to keep duo happy, so I hovered over the hint to make sure and changed to to "completely nothing" as that was the only hint given. Wrong move :/ Not sure it is worth a report as "I have completely nothing" does sound a little strange, although it is correct.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kai_E.
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The hints are more clear now. Check 'em out :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatherineH391762

Yeah -- I've learned to always put "completely" when I see "helemaal" because "absolutely" gets rejected so much, but I guess that's what is needed here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kesca
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I have a question about the meaning and usage. May I use it for objects (I don't have a mug) as well as for feelings (I don't have a problem)?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helen613612
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Is 'niks' derived from 'nix' (which used to be slang for 'nothing' in English)? Presumably latin in origin?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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No, it probably is from German origin (though it does come from 'nix', but the German one): "Spreektaalvorm voor → niets, wrsch. ontleend aan het Duits, waarin nicks (nix) een in vele dialecten gewone nevenvorm van nichts ‘niets’ is."

http://www.etymologiebank.nl/trefwoord/niets

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helen613612
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Dank je wel! Um, what's "wrsch." short for?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PieterVienne

in what language?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hagemeijerhans

wrsch is an abriviation of "waarschijnlijk"

3 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arkonide
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I would have thought that: I have totally nothing could be accepted as well

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL
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It is grammatically correct, but would nevertheless sound odd to a native UK speaker. "Nothing at all" or "absolutely nothing" are usual. "Totally nothing" would be understood, but would have "I am not from here" stamped all over it.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arkonide
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Thank you and I am not from here

4 days ago