I'm not 100% sure myself, but since no one else has replied in nearly a year I might as well share what I've gathered from the context: I believe nicht is meant to refer to singular or "definitive" things like "not", while nichts could be plural or even all things, like "nothing" in this case.
If that doesn't sound clear, I believe it's (essentially) like this:
nicht = not, nichts = nothing
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, of course.
I feel nichts used with you and nothing. While nicht meanno and nothing both. Nichte is niece. Nicht mehr is nothing more
Nichts - Nothing/Do Not and Nicht - Not. Lingots if i made you happy :P
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Hovering over 'Nichts' and it translates as 'nothing' or 'anything' please can someone explain
For those who may still be confused, it's easiest to just think of Nicht as always being "not" and Nichts as always being "nothing" even though it's not always the case. In most grammatical cases it makes more sense to think of it that way
Not sure if this has been answered yet, but niemand= nobody while nichts= nothing. "Niemand ist normal" would be "nobody is normal" rather than using "nichts" which would be "nothing is normal"
In the translation it say nothing, it also says anything. I wrote anything and it was not accepted. Does anyone know why?
Nichts can mean 'nothing' or 'not anything'. It all depends on the context of its use
That would mean "Nobody is normal" or perhaps "None of them is normal" when referring to a group of masculine objects.
What is the difference between kein and nicht? I don't understand how or when to use them. Danke
True, true. And by the time you come across something normal, that is not normal.
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Why option "Nothing is ok" is not valid here? It looks to me that meaning is the same.
The difference is subtle in English, but it is there. If someone said, "Nothing is okay," I would then expect them to be able to give me a list of grievances or complaints about their life. "Nothing is normal" suggests things are not quite right, or they're a little strange, but it is not the same.
Also, generally I have not seen "normal" and "ok" used as synonyms in either language.
in this case we didn't used nicht because nicht means not and when we add s to the ending for eg.morgens meaning every morning rather than just morgen which means morning.thus here nichts means not even a thing.
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so, this person, "nichts" that you're talking about, is this person, as you said, normal? Intriguing.
Niemand would refer to a person, whereas nichts would refer to an object. Niemand = nobody, nichts = nothing. But, that was a funny statement (sorry to be a joke killington) I just wanted to make sure that you didn't get those two mixed up :)