"I am not cooking it."
Translation:Ik kook het niet.
Why does "niet" not come after the verb? Can you also say "Ik kook geen het"? Does "geen" always come before and "niet" come after? I am not clear on this. Feedback would be appreciated. Dak u wel.
As Dutchesse said, you cannot use geen in this sentence.
I'd strongly recommend you to read the article she shared, along with these:
Now, regarding your other questions:
1) geen always precedes the noun it is negating.
2) niet... Well, its position is a bit more complicated:
• niet is placed before the object when the object is:
I. An adjective/adverb (mijn rugzak is niet zwart)
II. A prepositional phrase (ik werk niet met hem)
III. A subordinate clause (ik wist niet dat ze je zus is)
• niet is placed after the object when the object is:
I. A noun phrase (ik ken zijn naam niet)
II. A pronoun (ik ken hem niet)
(Technically, pronouns are noun phrases, but just to make things clearer)
This is as far as I got it, I'm a learner as well, so if a more advanced learner/native could share their thoughts onnthis, that would be very helpful.
Hope this helps.