nichts

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • nix (a very common colloquial pronunciation; frequently seen in informal writing)
  • nischt (dialectal, widely restricted to eastern Germany)

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nichts (indefinite pronoun)

  1. nothing
    Ich weiß, dass ich nichts weiß.
    I know that I know nothing.

Declension[edit]

Invariable. A following adjective is capitalized and declined as a neuter singular in the strong pattern. Thus nichts Neues (“nothing new”) in the nominative and accusative cases; nichts Neuem in the dative case.

A genitive form does not exist. It is paraphrased by means of the preposition von (of). After the prepositions statt, trotz, während, and wegen, the dative case is used instead: wegen nichts Wichtigem – “because of nothing important” (i.e. because of something unimportant).

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Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

nichts

  1. plural form of nicht