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Geen of niet?

When do you use "geen" and when do you use "niet" when you talk about things in the negative?

4 months ago

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This explanation may help too:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3734833

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ayamedori

This sums it up nicely.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BilingualKylo

Geen means no. Example: I have NO pen! And niet means not. Example: I do not have a pen! Hope you keep learning and I hope this helps!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/No.Longer.Using

Long story short, "geen" almost always comes before nouns, unless "de" or "het" precedes the word. Other than that, "niet" comes before adjectives if that is what is being modified to the negative, and it comes after verbs if they are being modified.

This is a general rule that I like to use, although I'm not sure if it always works.

4 months ago