German Negation

If you're trying to learn German Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your German grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn German. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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German Negation

Learning the German Negation displayed below is vital to the language. German negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationGerman Negation
NegationVerneinung
he is not hereEr ist nicht hier
that is not my bookDas ist nicht mein Buch
do not enterNicht eintreten!

Notice the structure of the Negation in German.

List of Negation in German

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in German placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your German vocabulary.

English NegationGerman Negation
I don't speakIch spreche nicht
I don't writeIch schreibe nicht
I don't driveIch fahre nicht
I don't loveIch liebe nicht
I don't giveIch gebe nicht
I don't smileIch lächle nicht
I don't takeIch nehme nicht
he doesn't speakEr spricht nicht
he doesn't writeEr schreibt nicht
he doesn't driveer fährt nicht
he doesn't loveer liebt nicht
he doesn't giveer gibt nicht
he doesn't smileEr lächelt nicht
he doesn't takeEr nimmt nicht
we don't speakWir sprechen nicht
we don't writewir schreiben nicht
we don't driveWir fahren nicht
we don't loveWir lieben nicht
we don't giveWir geben nicht
we don't smileWir lächeln nicht
we don't takeWir nehmen nicht

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