Difference between nicht and nichts in German

What is the difference?

January 29, 2018


In general, the difference is the same as between "not" and "nothing".

Nicht = not

Nichts = nothing

Ich singe nicht. = I do not sing.

Im Kühlschrank ist nichts. = There is nothing in the fridge.

January 29, 2018

nicht = not, nichts = nothing. Ich weiß nicht = I do not know; Ich weiß nichts = I know nothing.

January 29, 2018
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