"Don't you have a cat?"
Translation:Har du ingen katt?
What is the difference between "har du inte en katt" and "har du ingen katt"?
The difference is ”don’t you have a cat” vs. ”have you no cat”, but Swedish often prefers constructions like the latter.
Inte is used for verbs. Ingen/inget/inga is used for nouns but must agree in gender and number.
i think the translation "har du inte en katt" should be added to the list of possible variants.
I understand that it's inte for verbs and ingen for nouns, but I'm confused in this usage, would the "don't" be applied to the verb in the english version? Wouldn't "Har du ingen katt?" translate to "You have no cat?"
Har du ingen katt? translates best to Have you no cat? However most people consider this archaic English nowadays so Don't you have a cat? is the next best solution.
Why is "Har du ingen katt?" and "Har ni ingen katt?" both right? I am confused about "ni". I don't remember being introduced to it, but i might have just forgotten. How does one know when to use it?
I don't think that "have you no cat" and "don't you have a cat" mean the same thing in English. The first is asking if a person does not have a cat, of course, but the second is something I would say if I knew the person had a cat, and I was looking for confirmation. One expects a negative response and the other a positive.
If the positive is "do you have a cat", how can i know to use negative forms with the verb or the noun? (I mean Dont you have a cat - inte/ do you have no cat -inge) Tack!
Why does this translation not use 'en katt' since the sentence says 'a cat'?? Other translations were quite fussy when the "en/ett" was left out.
Stating what is wrong and/or reporting the problem would be more helpful for the developers.
You mean because the answer you thought was right, is wrong you're going to quit? Hate to say it but, your loss. :P
He means all the answers are literally wrong. Go try it out yourself. The correct translation is marked as a wrong answer.
What answer did you give that was marked wrong? It should be Har du/ni ingen katt. If that's wrong then there's a serious bug. If it's multiple choice be sure to select ALL the correct answers.