New answers tagged declension
When children learn to speak you can notice for a little while they tend to intuitively use declension patterns they already know. For instance, plural (of das Haus) die Häuser could be tried with die Häusern, I mean suffix n is a favourite one. Parents correct that 2 or 3 times and then it's been learned forever. :) There is no uncertainty or strange ...
At most I have no problems with declension of words at all (in German). If you hear a word the first time or you grew up in different part of Germany then you later live in, there could be confusing issues... Example: Flunsch (pout; duck style mouth before you start to cry) The Duden allows both, male and female declension. I prefer female, my wife male ...
This table shows an overview. You see if an article is used, it's not necessary to decline it again, the article does that already. But that's the only logical reason, it's historically developed.
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