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Because it is an animal you have to use "frisst" (Eine Spinne frisst kein Insekt.) But you are right: "isst" (eat) sounds exactly like "ist" (is).
Probably an oversimplification, but it depends on what word you are negating. To negate the noun, kein is used. To negate the verb or adjective, nicht is used. When you are stating "A is not B.", with A and B being nouns, you always use kein. If B is an adjective, you would use nicht.
Keine is the plural or feminine form of kein. There are other forms such as keinen, keiner, keines, dpending on gender and case.
Because "Spinne" is a female word: "die Spinne". So you have to use "eine".
why when I wrote"the spider is not Insekt"gave me wrong that I should put "an" but there isn't eine or ein in front of "Insekt"!!!
Insekt doesn't mean bug... why not. In school I was taught insect and bugs are the same thing
They are not the same. Spiders are arachnids, which have eight legs. The word insect (comming from the Latin root for six) refers to bugs with three body segments and six legs.
I know what a spider is, when I translated the sentence I put "the spider is not a bug" and Duolingo said it was wrong. So I'm guessing germans use another word for bug...
Technically a bug is a specific family of insects, if I remember correctly, but many people use it for all insects.
In American slang it's common to refer to all insects as bugs, but actually bugs are a specific kind of insect.
Why can you not say ' a spider is not a insect' instead of ' a spider is not an insect' ?
You mean "vowel".
That's, however, not completely true. "An" is used if the following word starts with a vowel sound. So it is "a unit" but "an uplift".