12.2 Alternative ways of negation


Beside the form of negation with nicht there are lots of other possibilities.

Have a look at these phrases
never = nie
nobody = niemand
no one = keiner
never = niemals

He comes never. = Er kommt nie.
He knows nobody / He does not know anybody. = Er kennt niemanden.
I do not eat it. = Ich esse es nicht.
Nobody was able to tell me. = Niemand / Keiner war in der Lage, es mir zu sagen.
A human does never do something like this. = Ein Mensch tut so etwas niemals.
I do not read this book. = Ich lese dieses Buch nicht.






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