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Nicht / Keine

Hello everyone!

As you can see, I'm a newbie German "student".

I was studying plurals when I saw the word "keine".

What's the difference between Keine and Nicht?

When you use each one?

Do exist other words like those?

Thanks a lot!

June 14, 2012

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/citoyennedumonde

Kein is used with nouns: Ich habe kein Haus. (I don't have a house). Nicht is used with verbs: Ich schwimme nicht. (I don't swim).

The interesting thing is that "kein" is used in place of ein/eine/ein, AND it has a plural version- kein/keine/kein/keine. It is actually an adjective- meaning "no" or "not any".

Other words like it would be other adjectives that describe quantity, like "viel" (numerous) or wenig (less, least).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/srhzhng

Omg thank you so much for this the struggle is so real right now D:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adhitya1996

This was really helpful. Danke schon!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shu

In English, the word “no” is often the same as German «kein», but we use it infrequently:

  • Ich esse keinen Fleisch = I eat no meat (literally) or I don’t eat meat (commonly)

In German, whenever you have a noun, you will tend to negate that (using kein) instead of the verb (using nicht): you don’t say «Ich habe Hunger nicht», but «Ich habe keinen Hunger».


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mona.alavikia

so how should i distinguish the gender of hunger in german whether its feminine or masculine or neuter !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gottogetout

very useful posts. thanks. (I'am a beginner.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fustincho

Thanks a lot!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcGrondin

Merci chère citoyenne-du-monde .. ça me chicottait plus que je ne voudrais le dire / ou l'admettre. Excellent !

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