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The Position of "nicht"

My enlightening mini-series about the position of nicht.

There are many explanations about the position of “nicht” and they’re okay, but they all fail to see the REAL structure of German.
In my mini series, we’ll take a slightly different approach than usual.

Chances are, you’ll find it a bit weird at first, but once you open up to it, you’ll see that it actually answers a LOT of questions that people have about the position of nicht.

In a nutshell:

  • “nicht” comes before what it negates.
  • if it is at the end, it just looks like it is, but in reality it comes before the verb
  • you need to understand what the main message is to properly negate in German


The position of “nicht” – Part 1

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