The indefinite article in German (a, an, any in English), has endings based on the gender and case of the noun it precedes. The indefinite article does not have a plural form (e.g. one cannot say “a dogs” or “an elephants” in English); however, the negative article ‘kein’ does (see table below). The English equivalent of the negative article is a construction involving the word ‘not’ plus the appropriate indefinite article (e.g. “not a dog,” “not an elephant,” “not any children”). The following table represents the indefinite and negative articles in the nominative case.