Alright. So I need help understanding how and when to use kein, keine, keinen, nicht and nichts. Thank you very much <3
You use "kein" and its various forms (they use the same adjective endings as "ein") to negate nouns and "nicht" (without any endings) to negate verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. "Nichts" is a noun that means "nothing". Typically "kein" goes right before the noun it negates, and "nicht" goes right before any adverb or adjective that it negates. However, "nicht" will usually go at the end (or as close as it can) of a sentence if it negates the verb. Finally, if you just want to say "No" instead of "Yes", you use "Nein".
Here is a good reference to learn more: http://easy-deutsch.de/en/sentences/negation/
And here is a good beginner video on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJYb4L7S6vw
Hopefully this helps!
I think you can use those both ways to express the same thing, like:
Es gibt kein Essen
Es gibt Essen nicht.
Is that right?
Nope - first one is right, second one is flawed.
You could say "Es gibt nichts zu essen" but this has a slightly different meaning (there is nothing to eat) and this time, essen is used as a verb.
I guess you use "kein" with a noun - kein Bier, keine Gabel, keinen Salat ... and "nicht" with a verb - ich esse nicht, ich will nichts trinken, ich schlafe nicht
This must be a really good video for you to post the link after I had already posted it. :)