https://www.duolingo.com/legatrix

"Ein deutsches Kind spielt nicht Fußball."

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December 22, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/legatrix
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What the ****? I'm no tireless campaigner against American English, but not accepting 'football' is ridiculous!

December 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

It does now

April 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rharao
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American and totally agree.

September 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/legatrix
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Berg123, maybe you were not aware that 'Fussball' translates into British English as 'football'?

December 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaterlaine

Whenever they introduce a new word with more than one meaning, they always want the first one. I agree it isn't fair, but their game; their rules.

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eschlange

How come "is not playing" is unacceptable?

March 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Duccit

Lol at Soccer. This site needs an (English UK) option.

July 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/langtonian
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I'm with legatrix. If it's going to refuse to accept British English this time, it should do so consistently. Then at least we would know where we stood.

February 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zatusin
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Kann man sagen "spielt kein Fussball"? Was ist der Unterschied? Danke.

July 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Kult

I have the same question. I think it should be "spielt kein Fußball".

"nicht" is ok in situations like "Ein deutsches Kind spielt nicht Fußball, sondern Basketball", but not here.

August 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/termita

Maybe it's because you can't count football?

August 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Kult

Unlikely it could be the reason. You definitely can say "Ich mag kein Wein" and "Ich trinke kein Bier", but beer and wine are uncountable too.

August 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/termita

May be so, but: there can be more than one type of wine or beer, but one soccer - the sport is uncountable. Although, there can indeed be some variations, maybe more than one soccer style...

HELP! :) can someone more knowledgeable answer this one?

August 30, 2013
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