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What's the actual difference between "noget" and "nogen"?

I can't seem to find a proper explenation. My danish grammar book is really confusing when it comes to this topic, it even says that "nogen" refers to particular abstract things (?). Therefore I need to ask this question here. "Nogle" is quite clear to me, by the way.

For learning: Danish
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Hi Mateusz
    I'm not surprised that you find it difficult!
    Here are some rules of thumb.

    When you mean "someone" or "anyone" you must use nogen. For example: Er her nogen? Nogen har taget mine nøgler.

    If the subject is an "en" word, use nogen. For example: Jeg kan ikke se nogen bil. (en bil).

    If the subject is an "et" word, or if it's uncountable noun, use noget. For example: Jeg kan ikke se noget hus. (et hus). Jeg har noget vand. Her er noget sukker. (vand and sukker are both uncountable nouns, like in English).

    I hope it helps.

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