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"Sugar is not good."

Translation:Suiker is niet goed.

September 18, 2014



Why not 'suiker is goed niet?' ?

In previous level, I think niet is used at the very behind.


From the tips: If 'niet' is used to negate an adjective or adverb, it comes directly before that word. "Good" is an adjective.


Because if you put it like this, it sounds like a question.

''Suiker is goed, niet?''


Yep! The same problem I too face.


Why is "Suiker is geen goed" not acceptable?


"Geen" is only used to negate nouns, whereas in this sentence "goed" is an adjective.

Actually "Suiker is geen goed" is grammatically correct, but it would mean "Sugar is not a good". In that case goed/good would be a noun, meaning stuff to trade or transport.


Okay, so what word would one use to negate verbs/adjectives?


Geen is a construction of niet and een. In English, where you would say "Not a problem", in Dutch it becomes "Geen probleem".


Those are negated by "niet", like in this sentence. For more information and examples, see here.


Agree .. it is not acceptable


Één = one, geen = not even one (none). So with 'geen', we are talking about how many of something we have, and thus it is applied to a noun. Niet = not Hopefully this helps you all to remember it. :)


There are quite a few questions about "...goed niet" being wrong. (Caught me too, just now). Here's the relevant help text from the "Neg. 1" lesson: "As you can see in the last example, niet comes after the object, unlike geen. If it is used to negate an adjective or adverb, it comes directly before that word." So "...niet goed" is the only correct form.


How to know whether I should put "niet" before or after the verb in affermative sentences?


Suiket is goed niet. I thought niet always came in the end.


Every single time, in all the previous lessons, "niet" has always came at the end of the sentence, to mean the same thing. Now, it comes in the middle of the sentence? Sigh...


I don't recall anything at all about when to use "geen" vs. "niet" at the beginning of the lessons. Was it there, or not? If not, why not? It would be really helpful to have just a little bit of actual instruction before being thrown into the water. I have always despised "deductive learning". Just tell me what I need to know up front. Also, I think it would be more helpful if one could choose words to be incorporated into a customized practice/strength builder.


no, duo never said anything about 'niet' or 'geen'


How do I know when to use "niet" or "geen" it gets a little confussing since duolingo doesnt provide any answers or explanations to these, and they apparently both mean "not"


Just like Simius said above. "Geen" is for negating nouns. Whereas "niet" is for verbs and adjectives. ;)


Why wouldn't "Suiker is lekker niet" be acceptable?


Goed/good Lekker/tasty


Ho sbagliato a causa del coglione del mio zito fanculo


why is 'goede' not accepted. When is it correct to spell it with an 'e' on the end?


hi dutch is my first language and you use goede for a object like- dat was een goede film. Which translated to - that was a good movie. as you see goede is a description of the object film.


Why not accept lekker?


It is not fruit = Het is geen fruit or Het is niet fruit? As you said neit is for verbs and geen is for nous.


Who does not like sugar, you diabetes-lacking freak?!?


Someone can explain me if what comes before of the verb is what we'll to analyse? E.g: Suiker is niet goed. In the case, what comes before the verb is "goed", and "goed" is an adjective, so I'll use "niet", but if it were an noun (just supposing) we'll use "geen"?

(I'm sorry if I spoke something wrong, I am a Brazilian ;) ).



OK no one still answered why niet went before goed. i understand it sound weird but everything sounds weird starting out. is there a conjugation or letters or ending of a word that switches it from being being behind the adjective or verb to the front of it ? whats the grammar reason to switch it. i have a problem with people being able to answer this a lot. seems no one wants to answer me.


The talking bear is telling me that sugar is not good! You lie, Bear!


Het is niet gezond ook , je kan een dikketje worden


Typisch nederlands: suiker is niet lekker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIVYqnL9cvM


Suiker is geen goed . Is it incorrect?
I dont understand where to put geen and niet

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