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What is the difference in the two?

For learning: German
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    well, i think i can help here:
    "kein" means "no" in the sense of "not there", "not available",
    like in: "es gibt kein Bier mehr" "hier sind keine schönen Frauen"
    or a simple negation of something
    "nüchtern zu bleiben, ist keine gute Idee"
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    "nicht" means "not" and is mostly used like in english.
    my current best guest would be that "kein" can be used only with nouns, while "nicht" can -defenitely- only be used with adjectives.
    "das Bier schmeckt nicht gut" "die Frauen sind nicht hübsch"
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    i hope this helped - feel free to ask if you got any more questions

    @ king3rnie: Almost a perfect answer, on my opinion. But use of "nicht" is possible with verbs too, e.g. "Du darfst nicht einschlafen beim Autofahren." Or the sixth of The Ten Commandments: " Du sollst nicht töten."

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