Difference Between Kein and Keine

Kein vs Keine
 

There are many different words to negate or to say no in German language. This is confusing for students of German as they find it easier in English. In particular, the difference between Kein and Keine for negation is troublesome for students. This article attempts to remove this confusion by highlighting the difference between Kein and Keine.

If you are asked by a person whether you have a particular thing or have a relative such as a brother or a sister and you have to answer in negative, you have to make use of Kein. However, one has to keep in mind the masculinity or femininity (gender), as well as singular and plural, before choosing between Kein and Keine. Use Kein when you want to let others know that you have no jacket, pet, house or any other thing.

In German, all three, namely, Kein, Keine, and Keinen are used to decline. While Kein is masculine nominative, Keine is feminine nominative. It is also accusative in nature. Kein is negative indefinite article.

Kein vs Keine

• Both Kein and Keine are used for negation in German, but whereas Kein is masculine nominative, Keine is feminine nominative.

• Keine is also accusative in nature.

• Kein and Keine are two different forms of declension in German.