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Keiner vs Niemand

I was wondering what the difference between "keiner" and "niemand" is (similarly "einer" and "jemand").

June 18, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/kcin

niemand and jemand can only be persons I think while keiner/einer can be either a person or some object

June 18, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/ArtemisFowl

There is no difference between those two words - it is dependable on the sittution.

In regards to "einer" and "jemand" - I actually can see a difference. As "einer" you know this person/object, whereas with "jemand" it is a unkwon person/object.

"Peter kennt einen der Fussball spielt", sagt Frank zu Ola. "Peter kennt jemanden der Fussball spielt", erzaehlt der Frank zu Ola.

June 18, 2012
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