keinen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɪ̯nən/, [ˈkaɪ̯nən], [ˈkaɪ̯nn̩] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /kaɪ̯n/ (common, colloquial)
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  • Homophone: kein (nonstandard)

Pronoun[edit]

keinen

  1. inflection of kein:
    1. accusative singular masculine
    2. dative plural

Usage notes[edit]

  • In colloquial spoken German, the masculine nominative forms mein, dein, kein, etc may not be distinguished from the accusative forms meinen, deinen, keinen etc in adjectival use. The distinction is maintained in substantival use, i.e. without a following noun.