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.
"I have completely nothing" was rejected although i also think it is correct.
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.
There is an English idiomatic phrase that is quite close - a whole lot of nothing.
Is 'niks' derived from 'nix' (which used to be slang for 'nothing' in English)? Presumably latin in origin?
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."
totally nothing seems unprofessional, so that's probably why they didn't use it. But, it still works all the same.
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.
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)?
I have nothing at all... except for brains to get this question right. (I hope I didn't offend anyone who got this question wrong. It wasn't meant to sound rude.)