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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Where is it added?
    "kein" is a negative indefinite article, basically.

    "Ich habe keinen Apfel" = I don't have an apple

    "nicht" can go anywhere in the sentence (not second, of course), although it would obviously look/sound very strange in some places The intricacies of such word order are not for me to explain.
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    "kein" is a negative indefinite article, basically.

    "Ich habe keinen Apfel" = I don't have an apple

    "nicht" can go anywhere in the sentence, although it would obviously look/sound very strange in some places The intricacies of such word order are not for me to explain.
    I know the kein one, the nicht is where I don't get answers
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I know the kein one, the nicht is where I don't get answers
    http://german.about.com/od/grammar/a...n-Of-Nicht.htm

    That explains everything that I know but can't articulate
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    Any reason why we need a Mark I? :P We're barely at 100 yet!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Where is it added?
    It depends on the sentence. Es liegt am Satz.

    You must NEVER say nicht ein- it is kein. Kein declines exactly like ein.

    Ich habe ein Buch. Ich habe kein Buch. Ich habe einen Hund. Ich habe keinen Hund.
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    http://german.about.com/od/grammar/a...n-Of-Nicht.htm

    That explains everything that I know but can't articulate
    Aah okay! Cheers

    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Any reason why we need a Mark I? :P We're barely at 100 yet!
    Just in case :mmm:
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    DEUTSCHLAND HAHAHAHahahahahahahahhh xDD Germans!!! Hehheh! !
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    Entschuldigung, ich fuehle mich nicht so gut
    Ich muss mich ausruhen...
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    What language(s) does this remind you of?
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    I'll presume you're asking when the genitive indefinite article would be used

    Yes, that is one example.

    Oder:

    Ich habe ein Teil eines Buch geschreiben.

    You use it all the time :lolwut:

    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Okay
    That should have been 'eines Buchs' by the way. Enjoy having the existence of noun declensions dawn on you.
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    (Original post by The Polymath)
    Yep, you're right If you have a copy of Hammer Grammar, then it's under 17.1.4.

    If you don't have a copy, then I'd strongly recommend it (the same goes for any A2+ Germanist - the book is highly recommended by teachers and university tutors).

    In fact, it's on the list of essential books for Cambridge MML students, along with his "Practising German Grammar" which is an accompanying workbook. http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/german/cour...ad/alevel.html



    Here (Page 271, number 13) are a few examples of the rule from the solutions pages of "Essential German Grammar" by the same author (a more concise/simplified version of Hammer Grammar).
    I told you the correct answer, and now you're recommending me grammar books? :rofl:

    I have both, but I haven't had any use for them since early 2007. Also they're in the UK. They are very good though, I'll give you that.
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    OKKKKK

    But how about:

    Um mich so schnell wie moeglich daran zu koennen gewpehnen... Would you say that?
    Um mich so schnell wie möglich daran gewöhnen zu können.

    Edit: I hate it when I have multiple pages to catch up on, I end up chain-posting. :emo:
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    That should have been 'eines Buchs' by the way. Enjoy having the existence of noun declensions dawn on you.
    Damn I'd forgotten that :emo:
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    I told you the correct answer, and now you're recommending me grammar books? :rofl:

    I have both, but I haven't had any use for them since early 2007. Also they're in the UK. They are very good though, I'll give you that.
    Sorry, I didn't mean to do so condescendingly, I'm just saying that they're excellent books (and I mainly wanted to recommend it to other students - I would have been surprised if you didn't have them )
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Um mich so schnell wie möglich daran gewöhnen zu können.

    Edit: I hate it when I have multiple pages to catch up on, I end up chain-posting. :emo:
    Oh yes the verbs wpuld go in that order at the end ofc.
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    Same order with 2 ordinary verbs right

    ''...um so schnell wie moeglich dorthin gehen zu koennen'' ?
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Same order with 2 ordinary verbs right

    ''...um so schnell wie moeglich dorthin gehen zu koennen'' ?
    Yep.
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Yep.
    Wooo
    Thanks miss xD
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    So You Really Want to Learn Latin. Three book course. Designed to cover "GCSE and beyond".

    Grammatical emphasis + silly drawings.
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    It depends on the sentence. Es liegt am Satz.

    You must NEVER say nicht ein- it is kein. Kein declines exactly like ein.

    Ich habe ein Buch. Ich habe kein Buch. Ich habe einen Hund. Ich habe keinen Hund.
    Ich habe mich so jetzt rausgeschlossen!
    I had to climbe through a neighbors window tp get back in xP
 
 
 
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