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"Niet doen!"

Translation:Don't!

3 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Le-trois

Why is niet before doen? Would doen niet also be valid?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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Nope, the verb comes in second position.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinStorm1

If you click normal sound it says "Niets doen", but in slowmo she says it correct #frustarting

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isis-Fischer

Wouldn´t "don´t do" be correct?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mossyrock89

Don't is short for 'do not' which literally translates here. 'Don't do' would not be said in English unless followed by something.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Phillbo
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This sounds very unnatural in English, and no one would ever say it. You could either say "Don't" or "Don't do it", but "Don't do" just doesn't sound right.

2 years ago