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Geen or Niet?

Hey, i'm new to learning Dutch. I am confused by which context you use geen or niet. Can someone please explain the difference?

April 18, 2019



Yep, click on this grammar link: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/3734833. At the end of the article, there's another link called "Return to grammar overview" and you'll find lots more Dutch grammar articles. Of course, you're always welcome to ask questions in the general Dutch forum or in the sentence discussions. Good luck!


Geen = None; Niet = Not

Just like in English they are very similar. However, here are some examples:

Ex1). There is no cheese here // Er is hier geen kaas... The cheese isn't here // De kaas is niet hier.. Ex2). I don't have time to come today // Ik heb geen tijd om te komen vandaag... I can't come today // Ik kan niet komen vandaag...

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