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In addition to Ingmar's very good answer, let me answer your question about "am schnellsten". It is used as a superlative adverb in sentences like "Maria läuft immer schnell - aber noch schneller, wenn sie verspätet ist. Am schnellsten war sie vor einem Monat, als sie den großen Wettbewerb gewonnen hat". (Maria is always fast, and even faster when she is ...


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schneller, schnelle, schnelles This is just the base form (i.e. "fast"), for all three genders. (schneller can also be the comparative for the adjective schnell) Ein schneller Hund, eine schnelle Taube, ein schnelles Kind. (A fast dog, a fast dove, a fast child.) For the comparative, add -er after schnell-, like so: Ein schnellerer Hund, eine schnellere ...


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Nominative (Nom) is generally considered the default case and hence is the form found in dictionary entries and it’s used for the subject of a clause. In almost all cases, at least one attribute, i.e. a determiner (DET: pronoun PRON, article ART) or “strong” adjective (ADJ), will carry the characteristic ending for the gender/number of the substantive (SBST):...


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Correct is: Das italienische Restaurant. Das neue Fitnessstudio. Das neueste Auto. The reason is that adjectives belonging to a noun with a definite article in nominative singular neuter (das Auto, das Restaurant, das Fitnessstudio) always get declined by appending an "e". See this page for further explanations.


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The verb is jemandem etwas bauen, with the thing you are building being in the accusative case and the person who you are building it for in the dative case. Remember that languages that have cases (such as German) are very strict in using them and rely strongly on them to avoid ambiguity. Thus, if Jim built his daughter a sand castle, the only correct ...



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