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I do not understand in "Keiner spielt". I tried "Keine spielt" as a guess. I do not understand how to determine the gender of Kein/e/r based on the verb ending. I have read the links posts earlier as explanations but cannot find the logic of this answer. Thanks in advance to any help here.
in this case "keiner" is a negative pronoun.
I hope these links can answers your questions:
"Keiner" would be Nominativ Maskulin. the suffix of 'der' is applied to kein, making it Keiner (nobody). similarly for Nominativ Neutrum, kein + das = Keines (nothing,none). http://www.canoo.net/services/Controller?input=kein
In the notes for this lesson it gives the following examples:
niemand shläft = nobody sleeps
keiner shläft = none of them sleeps
I gave my answer to this question as "none of them plays" and - predictably - the software says this is incorrect. Would anyone mind explaining what's going on here? (I've seen some explanation of this here but I don't really understand)
Thanks so much, bye, Adam.
I said "No-one plays", and it marked it right, but said I had a typo. I tried to report it, but the "my answer was right" option which appears on my phone wasn't there in the laptop version. That's odd, because usually the laptop version has way more options than the phone app.
Just go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.babbel.mobile.android.en and learn more german