Sometimes the word "hardly" is used to mean 'not'. Don't you think that this is the case with your example here? Anything is mostly used in interrogative and negative sentences. Your example is the negative sentence with the word hardly that means 'not' and the word anything that is used in negations.Я ничего не понял = I didn't understand anything.
Hardly передает оттенок "едва" - Я едва что-то понял (но что-то все-таки понял ) = Я почти ничего не понял
There is a difference between how they apply to nouns/adjectives and how they apply to verbs.Hi, Drink.
Explain please the following:
1) When do we use hardly in the meaning almost not
2) When do we use hardly in the meaning not.
Could you clarify the example: I hardly understood anything ? Did he understand a little of information or in essence he did not understand information at all?"He hardly/barely ate the apple" means "he only started to eat the apple a little bit, but left the rest"; you are saying that, in essence, he did not eat the apple.