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"Jullie hoefden niet met de neushoorn te spelen."

Translation:You did not have to play with the rhinoceros.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Eryashnik
Eryashnik
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So if this was "Jullie hoeVen niet..."

It would be "You do not have to play with the rhinoceros"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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Yes, that's right.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lozi_

You didn't have to, but who wouldn't, if they had the option! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/asherpaden

but he was so inviting! and happy!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NCThom
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Is it possible to use "hoeven" and negate "met de neushoorn te spelen" instead of "hoeven"? Or would that call for "behoeven," as in "Jullie behoefden met de neushoorn niet te spelen."?

That is, I'm trying to find out if there's a way to transfer the negation from "have to" to "play" other than using "moeten". (Jullie moeten niet met de neushoorn spelen.)

2 months ago