Lesson 24: Negating Words In German

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Want to learn German or want to learn something quickly you can definitely use in Germany? Learn how to negate words and give yourself tons more things you can express!

There are barely any words to learn so you can easily negate verbs, adjectives and more in German. This will give you a much broader range of vocabularly. For example, it’s useful to be able to say you didn’t do something or you don’t have something.

Below, we’ll walk you through how to do this.

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Lesson 24 Negating Words In GermanPin

There are basically just two words to learn to negate nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, although note that one of them changes ending depending on the noun.

Watch the video below to learn the words and how to use them. Learning the words themselves is easy but watch the video carefully to learn when and how to use them.

You can do this!

Vocabulary taught in this lesson:

  • Nicht – not
  • Kein/keine – not a, not any, none

It’s definitely not a matter of just memorizing these words. You need to watch the video above and soak in the examples so you understand how to use these words correctly and when.

Want to learn more German? Find the previous lesson here or the next lesson here. You can also find all our lessons here.

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