"The elephants are not light."
Translation:De olifanten zijn niet licht.
Can someone please answer "vrouw5" question? A moderator available for this? I have done the whole Dutch Duolingo course and now I am completing again. I've researched about where to place "niet" in a sentence and I still don't understant why "niet" is here after the adjective.
I think it's about what you're negating. In this case we're negating the verb so it goes after the verb.
I am having trouble understanding when to add the extra "e" to adjectives like licht. Any tips would be very helpful. Thanks in advance
can someone please explain to me why "de olifanten zijn licht niet" is wrong? cheers
Sorry I'm late, you probably don't need me. I think it's because rather than negating a noun, "no elephants", you are negating a verb, "not light." So you say "niet licht."
No. No elephants is geen olifanten. They're asking why neit is the second last word when its usually the last one.
I don't think so. Geen are only used to negate a noun. Example, 'hij eet geen apple'. Usually, geen replaces articles de/het. In this case, de is the article for apple. (de appel). In order to say, he doesn't eat an apple, you replace de with geen.
I do not think "geen" can replace "de" or "het", but it replaces "een" or any number. You would use "niet" if "de"or "het" were used.
I notice my mistake there. 'Een' is replaced not 'de/het'. Thanks for clearing it up
I don't fully understand the difference between geen and niet and when/how to use them. Also, what's the difference between niet placed in a sentence and at the end of one?