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    Very basic and perhaps stupid question "Net" and "ne"

    I'm a complete noob and stuck on RS russian software where it asks me to guess which one to use 'net' or 'ne' like "devoychka net/ne chitaiot" (sorry for the horrible spelling and lack of russian letters). What is the difference?

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    Re: Very basic and perhaps stupid question "Net" and "ne"

    Most often "не" = not, "нет" = no.

    Good luck in cracking Russian software!
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    Re: Very basic and perhaps stupid question "Net" and "ne"

    And do not confuse both with "ni"!

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    Re: Very basic and perhaps stupid question "Net" and "ne"

    Quote Originally Posted by slylie
    "devoychka net/ne chitaiot"
    "chitaiot" (="читает") is a verb (= "reads"), and using what it-ogo said (that "не" = "not") we get:

    devoychka [does] _____ chitaiot

    So, guess what's the correct answer?

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    Re: Very basic and perhaps stupid question "Net" and "ne"

    Thanks for the quick helps.

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