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Whats the different between: "geen" and "niet"? (when to use "niet"?)

Whats the different between: "geen" and "niet"? (when to use "niet"?)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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See here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3734833

At the bottom of that page is a link to other grammar posts.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DianaLR
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"Geen" ("no") is for nouns, like when you say, "I have no apples" (ik heb geen appels).

"Niet" ("not") is for verbs, like when you say, "I do not eat" (ik eet niet).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shell_cocoon

Okay thanks for all, I think I understood

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaxPieters0
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"Geen" would be used when talking about a lack of something. "I have no ideas" "Ik heb geen idee├źn"

"Niet" basically means not. "Don't do that" "Doe dat niet"

I hope it helps. If you want me to clarify some more, just ask.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pretzel_Rodgers

One thing that helps me remember is geen has "een" in it and you would use it to say "I don't have an orange" or "Ik heb geen sinaasappel."

2 years ago
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