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Kein, keine, keinen

What's the difference? When do I use them?

When do I use these instead of words like 'nie' or 'nicht'?

Many thanks for your help!

July 1, 2017

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"kein" means "none" or "no". "Ich habe keine Ahnung" = "I have no idea". To understand when to use which version of "kein" you have to understand German cases. Internet has tons of resources on that, for example here: http://www.vistawide.com/german/grammar/german_cases.htm

"nie" is short of "niemals" and means "never"

"nicht" is like "not" in English, "Ich weiƟ nicht." = "I don't know."

July 1, 2017

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Please, read the grammar "Tips and notes" in Duolingo's web version (www.duolingo.com). You can find them in the lessons web page of each skill, that contains new grammar.
You really cannot learn a language without reading the grammar, before you start a new skill.

July 1, 2017
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