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Where is exactly the position of “nicht” in the sentence?

A question came to my mind while I was reading a conversation in German: Ich bin krank, Ich kann nicht einkaufen. Ich kann nicht mit Jonas zum Arzt gehen. Ich kann Anna nicht in den ...
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“Nicht” vs “Kein”

This question reminded me of a question that I met when learning German, and I still kind of have it. What are the differences between these words usage? I thought that "nicht" was used to "deny ...
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Position of “nicht” in following contexts

I went through the article The Position of Nicht and the question Where is exactly the position of “nicht” in the sentence?. I would like to know if I am correct in the following sentences and if ...
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Can I use “doch” as negation to “es ist meine Schuld”?

I'm trying to understand a particular use of the word doch If somebody says es ist meine Schuld, meaning "it's my fault", may I use doch in response to convey, essentially, "no, on the contrary, ...
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Position of “nicht” and object [duplicate]

Ich habe das gleiche Gefühl nicht. (I don't have the same feeling.) Should nicht be placed in front of das gleiche Gefühl or behind? I see that in the case where there is a verb at the end, it ...
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In a subordinate clause, where should “nicht” and the adverb be placed?

Note: I'm new to this site and my German skills are at a fairly low level since I'm only self-studying it whenever I have a large chunk of free time, so my apologies if this has already been asked. I ...
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Sentence meaning depending on position of “nicht”

What is the difference in meaning between these sentences? Ich spreche die Deutsche nicht. Ich spreche nicht die Deutsche. Also: Ich bin nicht der Lehrer. Ich bin der Lehrer nicht.
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When using ‘bevor’ in a conditional sense, is a double negation required?

Today I saw the sentence: I cannot go to bed before I help everyone. Being translated into German will that sentence contain nicht in the part with bevor? Ich kann nicht ins Bett gehen, ...