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"Beide kinderen zien niets."

Translation:Both children see nothing.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewsSuzy
AndrewsSuzy
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I think this is best translated "neither child sees anything"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffHK
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Yes, I think so as well. "Both children see nothing" is not good English????

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MentalPinball
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You're right. Have you reported it?

Here's a link to back up what you're saying:

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/both

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tuent
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Should "beide kinderen zien niks" be accepted?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrentNock

As in blind?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Yes or they are trying to see something specific and they don't see it (yet). Like in:

  • "Zie je die vogel in de boom?" "Ik zie niks"
  • "Do you see that bird in the tree?" "I see nothing"

I'm not sure if it is used that way in English, but it is in Dutch.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roferretti

Can you please explain to me the difference between beide and beiden? In which case do I need to use them in particular?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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You say beide in front of people, animals or objects. However, if you refer back to something you mentioned earlier you need to use beiden for people.

  • Beide kinderen eten een appel (Both children eat an apple)
  • Beide paarden eten een appel (Both horses eat an apple)
  • De kinderen eten beiden een appel (the children both eat an apple)
  • De paarden eten beide een appel (the horses both eat an apple)
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roferretti

I see now! Thank you very much :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Sort of. "Do you see the bird?". "No, I don't see anything."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Le-trois

What is the difference between beide & beiden?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nierls
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beide = adjective beide kinderen = both children beiden = both (of them) Beiden eten ze = Both (of them) eat

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joesurj

At regular speed, she says 'niks', in slow speed 'niets'. In this case 'niks' should be correct.. Better elocution is called for

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Perseus26

What is the difference between beide and allebei?

2 years ago