Can I say "Ich auch nicht bin Arzt" in German?Is it correct?

September 9, 2015 4:24am CST
What's the order about these vocabulary
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@owlwings (38851)
• Cambridge, England
9 Sep 15
I suspect that where you put 'auch' in the sentence will change the meaning of what you are saying. In English "I am also not a doctor", "Neither am I a doctor" and "I'm not a doctor as well" would mean slightly different things, depending on the context. I know that we have at least one German speaker here, so I will 'mention' her here - @stine1online - in the hope that she will give you more expert advice!
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• Germany
10 Sep 15
Thanks owl for mentioning me. The structure of the sentence is not correct - it does not really make sense. It would be correct to say "Ich bin auch kein Arzt" if you want to say "I am also not a doctor" when referring to someone else not being a doctor, maybe someone standing next to you. It would be easier to find the correct translation if the English phrase would be given :-)
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@owlwings (38851)
• Cambridge, England
10 Sep 15
@stine1online Thanks Christine!
• Avenel, New Jersey
10 Sep 15
auch is in the wrong spot. it should be "ich bin auch nicht ein arzt" like " i am also not a doctor." im not verbally fluent but i grew up with german as a second language - in that i can read/understand but not so good at writing/speaking. so id say im 99% sure what i wrote was correct. hope this helps!!
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• Germany
10 Sep 15
No, the grammar is not correct, please refer to my answer above for the correct German phrase. "Nicht ein" is not correct in combination with a negative.
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