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"Keiner" and "kein"

-Keiner der Bälle ist grün.

-Kein Ball ist grün.

In the above examples , why we used "keiner" in the first example and "kein" in the second.In the first example why we used "der" instead of "die" with "Bälle"?

April 13, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pumaconcolor

Singular Ball is masculine so kein Ball.

I think that in the first sentence the plural genitive is being used.

der Bälle: of the balls

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdulrahmaFiala

Why we even applying the genitive case insead of the nominative?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gatiquo

"None of the balls is green" versus "No ball is green" and 'der' is the genitive plural of 'die'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdulrahmaFiala

Why we even applying the genitive case insead of the nominative?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SergioSisto

Danke für die erklärung!

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