When do you add n to beide? I had thought you only added an n to beide when the word was used in the dative case. However, I have discovered sentences where beide follows non-dative articles such as diese and die and yet still ends in n. For example:

Diese beiden Frauen
Die beiden Autos

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    Please read up about weak inflection (which is what beide after an article or demonstrative pronoun uses) in your grammar of choice. – chirlu Aug 26 '15 at 21:06
  • One actually needs a whole sentence (or enough information as which is the role of that nouns in the sentence) to be able to deduce the endings: diesen beiden Frauen schenke ich Blumen or diese beiden Frauen kennen mich oder wegen dieser beiden Frauen ... usw. – c.p. Aug 26 '15 at 22:29

Die schönen Frauen! Die beiden Frauen! Die beiden schönen Frauen! ;-)

--> use it like an adjective - (only exists in plural of course...)

Zwei schöne Frauen! -> Number
Die schönen Frauen! -> Article as determinator
Beide schönen Frauen! -> use it like a determinator when there isn't any article

Zwei schöne Männer/Frauen/Kinder!
Die schönen Männer/Frauen/Kinder!
Beide schönen Männer/Frauen/Kinder!

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