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"Jeg sover ikke."

Translation:I am not sleeping.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/aainats
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is that me??

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PhyllisWright

Why can't this be translated "I cannot sleep"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991
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Those sentences, although they are sometimes used interchangeably, mean two different things. Someone could be awake without having any trouble falling asleep.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cobitome
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The original sentence does not contain the word "cannot" or "cant.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ginko-the-grey

That'd be 'Jeg kan sove ikke'.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/regina.candida

Is 'I don't sleep' an acceptable translation? Just curious.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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Yes, though we do recommend sleeping once in a while.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zismac
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Same... I should be.

1 year ago