"The elephants are not light."

Translation:De olifanten zijn niet licht.

January 26, 2015



I answered: de olifanten zijn licht niet. - it was wrong. Isn't it the same ?

August 11, 2015


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.

June 9, 2019


I think it's about what you're negating. In this case we're negating the verb so it goes after the verb.

September 8, 2019


I am having trouble understanding when to add the extra "e" to adjectives like licht. Any tips would be very helpful. Thanks in advance

January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015


can someone please explain to me why "de olifanten zijn licht niet" is wrong? cheers

September 4, 2018


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."

February 10, 2019


No. No elephants is geen olifanten. They're asking why neit is the second last word when its usually the last one.

August 20, 2019


Can ''geen'' be used instead of ''niet''?

January 13, 2016


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.

April 15, 2018


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.

May 14, 2018


I notice my mistake there. 'Een' is replaced not 'de/het'. Thanks for clearing it up

May 15, 2018


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?

May 2, 2017


When do I use 'licht' instead of 'lichte'?

December 19, 2017


I got this right first time, I'm so happy that I'm making progress

February 10, 2019
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