I'm not seeing where "do not recognise anything" comes from. Is it more directly translated as "We recognise nothing."?
Yes, both "do not recognize anything" and "recognize nothing" mean the same.
Yes, 'we recognize nothing' is a direct translation, but not the way you would say it in English.
Could this also mean 'we admit to nothing'?
No. the closest word for that would be "bekennen".
Can erkennen be also translated as acknowledge? (Haven't tried it here, just wondering).
to acknowledge is "anerkennen", "bestätigen" or "zugeben". If you choose the first, you may use it seperated: "Er erkannte den Abschluss an". But the "an" is still an integral part of the verb.
Would be the correct "Wir erkennen Nichts" because of Nichts is a noun? I want to report it but I'm not sure, then I don't...
"nichts" is not a noun. It's an indefinite pronoun. You can nominalize it though into "das Nichts", if you want to talk about a certain and definite "Nothing", like in the Neverending Story.
Don't you just hate that feeling?! :-)
I've gotten that feeling on a few tests in high school and college... (Thankfully not in German class, though :P)
Go back to Dubai after 10 years, and you will know this feeling.
Why does "nicht" acquire an s when used to modify a plural subject and verb?
We do not recognize. = Wir erkennen nicht.
We do not recognize anything. = Wir erkennen nichts.
"nichts" is the opposite of "etwas" or "alles".
"We do not catch anything", How can that be a correct answer?
It’s translation for me is: “We see nothing.”
How does this happen?
(I did copy the screen)
I say the phrase correctly but it says I am wrong! This is happening too often and I don't like that.
Why is 'We don't know anything' rejected? The pull down offers 'know' as a meaning.
Double negation in English sd be assertive..is it?
Is "we do not recognise anybody" definitely wrong? Could "nichts" refer to persons or objects only?
Audio at normal speed says 'wir kennen' (three separate listens, knowing it should be there, and I cannot hear the 'er')
'We recognise nothing' Should be accepted, surely?