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

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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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Descriptive purpose of 'absolut genommenen' when applied to line segments (translating a math paper)

The statement is Dann besteht zwischen den absolut genommenen Verbindungsstrecken dieser Punkte die Beziehung ... and then an inequality is presented (this is from a math paper by Wilhelm ...
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What is the noun of the adjective “warm”? [closed]

I was practicing with this site and it ask for the noun of the adjective warm and I didn’t find it in any dictionary. Please help me.
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Adjective declension [duplicate]

I am confused about adjective endings and placement. Example: (1) Mein alter Pullover ist sehr hässlich. (2) Mein hässlicher Pullover ist sehr alt. (3) Mein Pullover ist sehr alt und ...
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“22-jährig” as predicative adjective?

From Spiegel Magazine: Dort machte er 2003 die Bekanntschaft mit einem Mann, der sein Leben verändern sollte: dem selbst ernannten Prediger Farid Benyettou, damals 22-jährig, der mit seinem langen ...
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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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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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Types of adjectives/adverbs

As is said here, there are three types of adjectives/adverbs in German: Predicative adjectives: Der Clown ist lustig. Adverbial adjectives/adverbs: Der Clown springt lustig herum. Attributive ...
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Meaning of “ein blühendes Aussehen”

Blühend has different meanings: it can describe the beauty of nature (prosper, in full bloom) it could be used metaphorically, like in this sentence "Er hat eine blühende Fantasie". On Duden I ...
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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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Can a participle stand alone in a German sentence

Case: ‘Es gibt eine semantische Beziehung zwischen den Worten »Katze« und »Tier«.’ I would like talk about the sentence above, but I’m confused if I should use the actual noun or not? Das Erste ...
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Deklination des Wortes “jen-”

Wie ist die Deklination des Wortes jen-? 1. Frage: Gibt es das Wort jene im Plural oder nicht? (Bitte kleines Beispiel oder einen Link geben.) Ist das unten richtig (falls es einen Plural von jen- ...
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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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Die Deklination des Adjektives nach dem Pronomen [closed]

Es wird gelehrt, dass nach einigen Pronomina die Deklination wie nach einem definiertem Artikel stattfinden und nach den Anderen - wie nach einem undefiniertem. Was ist die Quelle dieser Teilung? ...
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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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Is adjective declension incredibly difficult to learn or is it just me?

After having studied the language for about 2 years (not at an entirely invested, about a high ILR level 1), I still cannot get the hang of using the correct declension in all the cases. I understand ...
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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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Schauerlich, schrecklich, entsetzlich, grässlich, grausam, grausig, grauenhaft - wo liegen die Unterschiede [closed]

All diese Adjektive haben anscheinend eine ähnliche Bedeutung, nämlich "Entsetzen hervorrufen": schrecklich: durch seine Art, sein Ausmaß Schrecken, Entsetzen auslösend schauerlich ...
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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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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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How to answer a question in the superlative form?

Wann machst du am liebsten Ferien, im Sommer, im Winter, im Herbst oder im Fruhling ? How can I answer the above question in a complete sentence. I want to say that in winter is the best vacation. ...
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Deklination des Wortes “jed-”

Wie ist die Deklination des Wortes jed-? 1. Frage: Gibt es das Wort jede im Plural oder nicht? (Bitte kleines Beispiel oder einen Link geben.) In English das Wort jede bedeutet: every, each, any; ...
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Welche Adjektive bilden extrem viele oder wenige Wortformen?

Viele, die bisher nur nicht oder wenig flektierende Sprachen (wie Englisch) sprechen und anfangen, Deutsch zu lernen, scheinen anfangs häufig das Gefühl zu haben, dass jede Kombination von Kasus, ...
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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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Adjective endings, with Genitiv [closed]

"The new car of my friend" or "My friend's new car" let's take the second one: " My friend's new car " in German , could we say : das neuen Auto meines Freundes. ? I need help to find the ...