Adjektive - Questions on words that qualify nouns by giving additional information.

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“vor Kurzem” with capital “K”

Noch vor Kurzem sollte hier ... Why is "Kurzem" written with a capital "K"? How can it function as a noun here, and can we use the same structure with other adjectives (e.g., "vor Langem")? ...
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Why is the adjective 'staatlich' not inflected? [duplicate]

I wanted to say in German the following sentence: He is a state approved male nurse. Google translate came up with: Er ist ein staatlich anerkannter Krankenpfleger. I am wondering why ...
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“Eine schrecklich nette Familie”: why? [duplicate]

Why isn't it Eine schreckliche nette Familie ? I suspect it has to do with the adjective/adverb dualism, but even then I can't make sense of it.
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How to explain the ending -en in “dem alten Hafenviertel” if we know it's in dative?

In the phrase dem alten Hafenviertel, I have dem which is dativ of der or das, then I have alten which I suppose is the accusative of der and, at the end, I have the noun Hafenviertel which has the ...
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Steigerung von gefährdet

Wie ich gerade bemerke, fasst www.duden.de "gefährdet" offenbar als (echtes) Adjektiv auf, nicht nur als Partizip. Demnach müsste es auch "normal" gesteigert werden (so sieht das auch dict.cc; aber ...
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Why is the adjective placed before a conjoined verb?

I am using an app called Duolingo to practice learning German through assimilation techniques however I have come across something that is a bit confusing to me in a a way, regarding the way that ...
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Reference request: irregular adjectives

Where can I find a decent list of irregular adjectives, i.e. gut - besser - am besten?
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Adjective or relative clause

I've noticed more and more that sometimes instead of using a relative clause, that writers will just turn the phrase into an adjective Was wissen Sie über die von uns angebotenen Produkte? ...
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How to avoid repeating nouns, using an adjective?

I wanted to write Rather than famous writers, I like predominantly unknown ones. in German, and I was trying with Ich mag überwiegend/eher unbekannte Schriftsteller, mehr als bekannte ...
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What is the difference between an adjective when it ends with an E and when it doesn't?

menschenähnlich menschenähnliche What is the difference if translated to English?
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Individuell/Individual- and Generell/General- Phenomena

Can a native German speaker kindly explain this horrible inconsequence in his language? An adjective generell but a noun die Generalprobe Another example... An adjective individuell but a noun die ...
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Correct translation for “aufregend” “begeisternd” and “spannend”?

I am trying to find a way to translate aufregend, begeisternd and spannend at their best, and I am also not quiet sure about how to discriminate between them. Can someone clarify this, with also ...
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Example sentence that uses “entsprechend” as adjective

According to my online dictionary entsprechend as adjective means: appropriate, respective, corresponding and as adverb: accordingly, proportionately As examples, the following sentences ...
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Zur schwankenden Deklination. Kriterien zur entsprechenden Wahl (stark oder schwach)?

Laut canno.net sei schwankende Deklination etwas zwischen starker und schwacher Deklination. Zum Beispiel gehöre das Indefinitpronomen andere zu dieser Gruppe, mit anderem gutem Bier oder mit ...
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Subtleties of the Translations of “Cute”

Taking a quick look at the Leo search results for cute, you'll find that there are a little over a dozen entries. I'm primarily asking about the application of the word towards people, but the cases ...
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Nächste Mal vs Nächstes Mal vs Nächsten Mal

Why is it that "Nächstes Mal" can have so many different variations on the "nächste" word? If I'm not mistaken, all of the below are correct: Nächste Mal. - I think there is an article missing. ...
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“viel” and “wenig” with adjective

Die Politik ist _____ sinnvoll. (a) viel (b) wenig Do both (a) and (b) fit into the blank, and would the meaning be "The policy is very sensible" and "The policy is not very sensible", ...
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Adverb/adjective role in “”ein überlegen weiter Flug“”

I was reading an article about a German long-jumper who has an artificial leg but won the regular long-jumping event. Now people are discussing whether his artificial leg gave him an advantage. ...
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How to say “I'll work hard for the whole semester”

How can I say "I'll work hard for the whole semester" in German? Ich arbeite schwer das ganze Semester lang. Is it okay to use the adjective "lang" here? Or Ich arbeite schwer für das ...
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Komparativ gewisser Adjektivisierungen

Betrachte man zum Beispiel folgendes Adjektiv: blauäugig1. Im Sinne von Naivität ist es total nachvollziehbar, dass dessen Komparativ blauäugiger ist (was ein Wörterbuch bestätigt), weil die ...
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Associate the possessive adjective to a neutral noun

You want to associate the possessive adjective to the possessor (noun). If you have a masculine noun, you use sein/seine/sein If the possessor is feminine, you use ihr/ihre/ihr What about ...
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Why isn't the adjective declined just as the corresponding noun is? [closed]

Adjectives are divided into three classes according to the presence/absence of an article. But I don't understand why a certain adjective does not simply take the ending of the noun it refers to or ...
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“gegenüber etw. [Dat.] geduldig sein” or “mit etw. [Dat.] geduldig sein”

Which preposition can one use with Geduld or geduldig sein? Are they both the same? Example with geduldig: Sei geduldig gegenüber den Plagen or Sei geduldig mit den Plagen Example with ...
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Why are most (if not all) German words for “cheap” euphemisms?

Many German words for "cheap" are euphemisms. Why is that the case? The interpretation of these words just occurred to me, it might not be etymologically correct. I am not a linguist: Preiswert = Es ...
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Adjective/adverb for Zustands- and Vorgangspassiv

(1a) Die Leute wurden viel betroffen. (1b) Die Leute wurden sehr betroffen. (2a) Die Leute waren viel betroffen. (2b) Die Leute waren sehr betroffen. (In all these examples, ...
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Meaning of “ausgeschlagen”

I am trying to understand what ausgeschlagen means. On Duden I couldn't find any example that would help me to imagine it really. Could you give me some examples in which this word would fit? What ...
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Invariant form of adjective “genügend”

The dictionary lists genügend as an invariable adjective, meaning that (as I understand) it cannot be inflected. Ich habe genügend Geld. (not genügendes Geld) Is there a reason why this ...
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Can someone fix big errors? [closed]

Toni Kroos ist ein deutscher fussballspieler, der bei Real Madrid und die deutsche Nationalmannschaft spielt. Er wird am 4. Januar 1990 in Greifswald geboren. Er startet das fussballspielen beim ...