Position Of Nicht In German Sentences

a2.1 grammar

The position of "nicht" in german sentences can be very confusing for German learners. A big problem for German students: Which place do you have to put the "nicht"? What is the position of "nicht"? In this video I will teach you the positioning of the negation word "nicht".

In general, "nicht" always precedes the sentence element you want to negate. But there is one exception, which is the verb. Because the verb is fixed on either the 2nd position or as a main verb on the last position, you need to put the "nicht" at the end, or if there are two verbs, in front of the main verb.

But this and many more other examples with rules and explanation you can find in this video.