"I do not see a pink elephant."

Translation:Ik zie geen roze olifant.

3 years ago

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/cher-ola

What about Ik zie een roze olifant niet?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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It feels very unnatural to me, like when in English you would say "I see a pink elephant not".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeviPolasak
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How come you can't say "Ik zie niet een roze olifant"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mateusjr70
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i have the same doubt

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelaMerkelberg
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niet + een = geen

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cutthara

Why not use "een" ? Before roze olifant?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaeits
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I think using geen is like saying "I see no pink elephant" and "I see no a pink elephant" doesn't work.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salems24

how do you know when it is 'zie ik' or 'ik zie'? in a previous question it was 'zie jullie'

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salems24

ok so just for anyone who faces the same problem as me

the verb only goes before the noun(called inversion) if the noun is 2nd person singular(he/hij, you/je/jij, she/ze/sij etc) :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SalviameSXM

It is the negative form, like saying "I see no elephant" Ik zie geen olifant, but "I do not see it" Ik zie het niet.

2 years ago
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