The negative article kein in German

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The negative article kein

Kein (not a, no) is used to negate a noun.

Kein Problem!

No problem!

Kein takes the same endings as the indefinite article (ein). Note that, unlike the indefinite article, kein can be used in the plural:

Nominativ NominativAkkusativ AkkusativDativ Dativ
maskulinkein Mann keinen Mann keinem Mann
femininkeine Frau keine Fraukeiner Frau
neutrumkein Hotel kein Hotel keinem Hotel
Pluralkeine Blumenkeine Blumenkeinen Blumen

Kein Hotel ist so schön wie unser Hotel. (Nominativ)

No hotel is as beautiful as our hotel. (nominative)

Tim hat keine Katze und keinen Hund. (Akkusativ)

Tim does not have a cat and does not have a dog. (accusative)

Der Bademantel passt keinem Gast. (Dativ)

This bathrobe will not fit any guest. (dative)

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