не знаю or не зная or не знай?

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не знаю or не зная or не знай?

Postby mafke » 2020-08-13, 13:41

I recently watched the Ukrainian series прятки.

I saw the version with a Polish voice-over.

I noticed that when the Polish translation was “nie wiem” (I don’t know) instead of “не знаю” it consistently (from different characters) sounded like “не зная” or even “не знай”… was this just me not hearing well? Is it a Ukrainian thing? A colloquial thing? Something else?
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Re: не знаю or не зная or не знай?

Postby Aless1a » 2020-08-15, 6:37

Hello! The meaning of words depends on the context.
For example, “не знаю” - I don’t know, “не зная” - the transgressive form, “не знай” - the imperative form.

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Re: не знаю or не зная or не знай?

Postby mafke » 2020-08-15, 13:40

Aless1a wrote:For example, “не знаю” - I don’t know, “не зная” - the transgressive form, “не знай” - the imperative form.


But would the last two be translated "I don't know"? As I said the Polish translation would be "Nie wiem" (I don't know) and instead of не знаю which I expected, it sounded like one of the others...
studying now: [flag]ro[/flag] [flag]kn[/flag]

in the wings: [flag]mus[/flag] [flag]hu[/flag] [flag]vi[/flag]
backburner: [flag]es[/flag] [flag]de[/flag] [flag]tr[/flag]
daily usage: [flag]us[/flag] [flag]pl[/flag] [flag]eo[/flag]

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Re: не знаю or не зная or не знай?

Postby Aless1a » 2020-08-16, 3:44

It is difficult to say how it should be translated correctly. These two words “не знаю” (or "не зная" or "не знай") are only part of a sentence without context. (Can you write complete phrases in which they are used?). But they are all forms of the verb "знать" (to know).


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