Indeed, that is because these words in these different languages all originate from the Latin "scribo" (though "scribble" less directly), which, as you might expect, means "write"!
Am I the only one to whom "de" sounds like "dom?" Is this how native speakers would pronounce/understand it?
Actually some people do, but it's considered more informal. It takes time to get used to new spellings so it's hard for people agree on a new spelling. The debate whether we should all write dom instead has been going on at least since the 60s, but the majority just prefer the traditional spelling.
Is it correct that inte also means "no", (like the dictionary hint says) as well as "not"? I thought "ingen" was no, but I admit to being a little confused !
Most of the time, "inte" means not. There are exceptions however:
- Inte längre (No longer)*
- The task is no easy one
- The task is not easy
No, ”inte” means ”not” and ”ingen” means ”no”. Was there a particular context you were thinking about?
Ahh, thank you. That's what I thought, but the dictionary hint listened inte as also meaning "no", probably because of the exception below.
Is this different to saying "They cannot write", as in they have the inability to write?