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I do not know if there is a subject in this sentence:

Bei uns zu Hause spricht keiner Deutsch.

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Yes, there is a subject: keiner.

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  • What is the difference between "keiner" and "niemand"? – di liu Nov 21 '18 at 19:45
  • In this sentence you could use either. Niemand is a bit more formal and can generally only be used for persons, though. – DonHolgo Nov 21 '18 at 20:31
  • @DonHolgo: so you have to use keiner if you want to be clear that the dog doesn't speak German either? – TonyK Nov 22 '18 at 13:54
  • @TonyK: I guess so, although probably nobody would understand the sentence with niemand to say that maybe the dog does. I rather wanted to point out that it's wrong to use niemand when talking about balloons and saying keiner ist rot, for example. – DonHolgo Nov 22 '18 at 22:37

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