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Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by airelibre, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. airelibre

    airelibre Senior Member

    English - London
    I'm not sure what the right word is for surely in this context:

    You surely don't mean what you're saying.

    Does בוודאי or אין מצב work here?

    תודה מראש
     
  2. ystab Senior Member

    Hebrew
    בוודאי, בטח, כמובן are all affirmative. אין מצב (no way) is already negative. Therefore, אתה בוודאי לא מתכוון למה שאתה אומר is a good option.

    If you want to use אין מצב you'll have to alter the sentence a bit: אין מצב שאתה מתכוון למה שאתה אומר (No way you mean what you're saying).
     
  3. airelibre

    airelibre Senior Member

    English - London
    Ok, thank you very much.
     

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