https://www.duolingo.com/gfixler

C'mon, give me a half-point at least.

It's a tough language.

http://i.imgur.com/Ery4yHy.png

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https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

You need a verb. ;)

Here, have more wordplay:

toma te estamal

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinitis

Let me add some more to the list. I can't resist a good pun. :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gfixler

Cute!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

You will get there ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Prgmstr
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-as indicates a 2nd person verb. "You ...". You are nothing would be "tú eres nada"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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"You are nothing" would actually need to be "Tú no eres nada." You need the "no" in front of the verb as well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gfixler

That wouldn't be "You are not nothing?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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No, it wouldn't. You're applying English grammar rules to Spanish, and they just don't fit.

In a negative Spanish sentence, there must be a negative word before the main verb. If a negative word like nada, nunca, or nadie comes AFTER the verb in a Spanish sentence, you must put no before the verb as well. If the negative word comes BEFORE the verb, you don't need no.

And Spanish has no rule against double (or triple, or even quadruple) negatives.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSeychie

''nada'' is also swim..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/qwermab
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nada is swimms

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinitis

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Persimmonfruit

nice post! alexisthymia

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FairlandHippie

Funny :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RhettPawlowski

Spanish is hard! And why wasn't that correct?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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Because (a) the word for "nothing" is not "nadas"--it's "nada"; (b) if that word means "nothing," the sentence has no verb. "Tú nada" would mean "you nothing."

3 years ago
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