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Questions tagged [adjective-endings]

Adjektivendungen – Inflection specific to adjectives.

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Ending of Welcher in “Welche berühmten Stars hast du schon mal getroffen?”

When I was reading the sentence Welche berühmten Stars hast du schon mal getroffen? I was left puzzled as the last time I recall using definite articles and adjectives, I thought an -en ending ...
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Viel und wenig plus Adjektiv

Viel und wenig können vor unzählbaren Nomen stehen. Sie haben dann keine Endung. Wenn ein Adjektiv hinzugefügt wird, wie wird das Adjektiv dekliniert? So wie viel sauberes Wasser und viel leckere ...
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Quantitative adjective declension: “Ich habe der Frau jedes einzelne Foto gezeigt.”

We're learning about quantitative adjectives like ander-, einig-, viel-, and so on in German. We were presented with the following sentence that's supposed to be demonstrating weak declension of the ...
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Adjective Declension after ein bisschen, ein wenig, ein paar

If we use ein bisschen, ein wenig, ein paar as a determiner then can I assume that the declension of adjective before noun is in a mix declension because of indefinite article ein? I write the ...
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explain Adjektive without Artikel and is it optional? [closed]

example der schinken roher feminin die milch kalte milch is this optional or we forced to use it in some cases ?
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Why are adjectives declined in German?

This is a rather specific question not of language syntax but rather of its origin/history. I’m just trying to understand the specific reasons behind the need for adjective declension. I have read ...
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Declension: der/die Kranke (sick person)—why “Kranken” in “Alle Kranken brauchen Ruhe”?

The following sentence from a course quiz of mine deals with the adjectival noun "der/die Kranke" (sick person): Alle [...] (Krank-) brauchen Ruhe. Here is how I approached this: There is no ...
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Adjectival nouns: when do you decline them with an -en versus an -e?

We're learning about adjectival nouns in our German course, and I've studied the declension table for two general cases: Definite article (der- word) present Indefinite article (ein- word) present ...
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Adjektivendung praktisch/künstlerisch …em oder …en deklinieren [duplicate]

Fordert der folgende Beispielsatz die Adjektivendung …em oder …en? […] eine spannende Arbeit mit hohem künstlerischem und praktischem Anspruch oder […] eine spannende Arbeit mit hohem ...
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Adjective Endings - Alternative Learning Method?

While trying to finally nail the adjective endings I stumbled upon this article suggesting a simplified way of learning it: https://www.learn-german-smarter.com/learn-german-adjective-endings/ But ...
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Adjective declension with n-declined masculine substantive

I understand that the correct declension of an adjective without article follows the strong declension (starke Deklination) - here with a masculine substantive: N. kalter Rauch G. kalten Rauchs ...
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How can a plural word in nominative have an adjective ending of -en? [duplicate]

I'm having a bit of a trouble figuring out the difference between these two phrases: Die offizielle Sprache ist ... Die offiziellen Sprachen sind ... Die offizielle Sprachen sind ... Originally I ...
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“eine multikulturell funktionierende Demokratie”

In einer Zeitung habe ich den folgenden Satz gelesen: Oberflächlich betrachtet, gibt Brasilien ein gutes Beispiel für eine multikulturell funktionierende Demokratie. Soll das Präpositionalobjekt ...
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Why do some adjevtives have an -en ending? [duplicate]

For example: Große Bäume but Die großen Bäume or Lange Leitungen but Die langen Leitungen Why is the an n at the end if there is "Die" in front of it? Both are plural and both are ...
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Manche guten (Plural) vs. Manche gute (Plural) - gibt es Unterschied?

Gibt es einen Unterschied zwischen "manche guten" und "manche gute" (Plural)? Im Grammatikbuch vom Duden steht nichts darüber. Duden: http://dpaste.com/3NYX512
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Grammatical case with “drücken in”

From the German song "Mein Herz brennt", The lyrics everywhere online have this Sie kommen zu euch in der Nacht Und stehlen eure kleinen heißen Tränen Sie warten bis der Mond erwacht Und ...
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Declension of “erster” as an adjective

As a German native, I'm a bit intimidated by the following sentence, since I didn't study German grammar: Er behauptete, der Welt erster Fallschirmspringer zu sein. A friend claimed that it is "...
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Adjective declension trouble

The following sentence is from a manual of a video game describing the properties and effects of certain abilities. The past participle/adjective ausgeteilt in the following sentence might be a typo, ...
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why isn't this current participle changing form?

in https://german.net/reading/gesund-leben/, I see a sentence, Ein gesunder Körper braucht ausreichend Bewegung. Bewegung is female, so shouldn't it be Ein gesunder Körper braucht ausreichende ...
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How do you conjugate adjectives that follow a possessive adjective?

If two adjectives are used to describe a noun they both will take the same case. Ich habe den guten neuen Film gesehen If the first of the adjectives is a possessive adjective, what declension ...
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What is going on with this declension situation? “Ich bekomme gute Noten” but [duplicate]

When I google translate the sentence I get good grades I get Ich bekomme gute Noten, which is fine since the e ending denotes an accusative plural case, as far as I can tell. However, if I try I don'...
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kein Interesse or keine Interesse [closed]

When I search in google "habe kein Interesse an" -> 310.000 results "habe keine Interesse an" -> 6.380 results However "habe groß Interesse an" -> 50 results "habe große Interesse an" -> 5.180 ...
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German adjectives that end in an “e” such as “leise” and “lose”

QUESTION Is there any interesting story, etymological or otherwise, behind German adjectives that end in an e the way lose and leise do? (Why can't they be just los and leis?) Are there other ...
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Adjektive auf -lich und -haft

Existiert eine leichte Erklärung, wie man die Adjektive auf -lich und -haft unterscheiden kann? Zum Beispiel: warum sagt man "eine schmerzliche Erfahrung" aber demgegenüber "eine schmerzhafte ...
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Adjektiv für Mehrzahl (“liebe Erika und Richard” vs “liebe Erika und lieber Richard”)

Ist es nicht richtig zu sagen "danke, liebe Erika und Richard"? Ich meine sie beide - "danke, liebe (Erika und Richard)" (wie "danke, liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen") und nicht wie "liebe Erika ...
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Is “von der alle beste” correct expression?

I saw someone say "von der aller beste" finishing her remarks towards someone else. I know this translates to "from all the best"(meaning what I said is from all my best intentions/wishes maybe?) But ...
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»Eric erzählt [seinen/seinem] Brüdern Witze.« [closed]

I was wondering what would be the right way to say: Eric erzählt seinen Brüdern Witze. I though we should use seinem here since Brüdern is a indirect object but “German notes” I have borrowed from ...
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Partizipialkonstruktion [closed]

Gegeben sei der folgende Satz, welcher als eine Partizipialkonstruktion umgeformt werden soll. Die Redewendung, die im Alltag am häufigsten verwendet wird, ist grammatisch nicht korrekt. Ich habe ...
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Why does “Schweiz” form the corresponding adjective like a city?

Is there a reason we say Schweizer Schauspielerin as opposed to schweize Schauspielerin (note lower case)? I believe this has to do with adjectives based on cities always being capitalized and ending ...
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Why (and when) does one use “jeden Abend” instead of “jeder Abend”?

To say "every evening", they say "jeden Abend". Abend is male. So I would have said "jeder Abend". "jeden" sounds like of accusative form. Why is it jeden? Add : I mistakenly said jeden is dative, but ...
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Declension rules about adjectives after “keiner/keine/keines”?

I have viewed another question: Adding -es to adjectives after “etwas” But I am still uncertain how the indefinite pronouns keiner/keine/keines (no one, nobody) affect the adjective after it. And ...
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classification of adjectives

I got this below exercise online. Before this I had gone through the three groups(link) of adjective endings. But I am stuck at this kind of mixed sentences(i.e both ein and adjectives come together) ...
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»Ein lange(s) geplantes Auto«

Warum ist hier die Nummer 1 richtig statt der Nummer 2? 1) Ein lange geplantes Auto 2) Ein langes geplantes Auto Ich interessiere mich nur für Adjektivdeklination.
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Adjektive to an Adjektiv in Deutsch Deklination [closed]

Is the following sentence correct: Angela Merkel hat hohe soziales Position In the above sentence "hohe" describes the adjective "soziales" so it would not have an end-deklination. e.g ...
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Declensions of adjectives - indefinite article vs no article

I am having a terrible time understanding an area of declensions for adjectives. Let me see if I can explain it: First let 's review the indefinite article. Masculine: Ein Hund Femenine : Eine Katze ...
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Ending with an n or m on adjectives? [duplicate]

Is it called Auf dem transformierten Bild or Auf dem transformiertem Bild and whats the rule for this? Edit: All found answers are not covering dative.
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Why is it 'Er lag auf seinem panzerartig harten Rücken' instead of 'Er lag auf seinem panzerartigen harten Rücken'?

I'm reading Franz Kafka's Die Verwandlung. The second sentence is: 'Er lag auf seinem panzerartig harten Rücken [...]'. I think this sentence means 'He lied on his shell-like hard back [...]". In ...
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Is “Guten Morgen” in the accusative? Are all greetings so? [duplicate]

After looking up the declension of "gut", I would expect to see "guter Morgen" as opposed to "guten Morgen". The only conclusion I can draw is that "guten Morgen" is in the accusative case. Am I ...
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Adjective declension + werden?

"In Wirklichkeit warten wir nicht, bis die Hände oder andere Körperteile auf natürliche Weise trocken werden". Why in this sentence the adjective ("trocken") doesn't have any ending? I thought that ...
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Warum »welchen« in »Welchen der vorgestellten Orte«?

Ich hab den Satz Welchen der vorgestellten Orte würden sie gern besuchen? gelesen. Kann mir bitte jemand erklären, warum ausgerechnet welchen mit der Endung en benutzt wird?
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Warum heißt der Film “Das radikal Böse” anstatt “Das radikale Böse”?

Es gibt einen Film, der Das radikal Böse heißt, und dieser Titel scheint mir falsch zu sein. Ich denke, dass "radikal" in diesem Fall ein Adjektiv ist, kein Adverb, und deshalb sollte es "radikale" ...
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If »Geld« is neuter, then why not »genuges Geld«?

Usually one would say Hast du genug Geld? But I was thinking, as Geld is neuter, then shouldn't one say Hast du genuges Geld? Can some one please explain what is wrong with my thinking?
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Is “gesunden” in “ein wenig gesunden Menschenverstand” starke or gemischte Flexion?

ein wenig gesunden Menschenverstand Should I consider this gesunden to be starke Flexion (ohne Artikel), or gemischte Flexion (mit ein)? In other words, should I consider ein wenig as an adverb and ...
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plural adjective ending for “die Sofas” [closed]

What will be the adjective ending for the plural form of nouns that end with this one--> for example: Das Sofa the plural form is "Die Sofas" should i just omit the letter "n" for this word? I got ...
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Deklination mehrerer attributiver Adjektive

In meinem Grammatik-Duden (4. Auflage, 1984) steht: Randnummer 500: Die Deklination mehrerer attributiver Adjektive Die frühere Regel, daß in diesem Falle beim Dativ Singular […] das zweite ...
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Why does “Bayreuther Festspielhaus” not inflect according to gender?

Why is it that, when a city is used as an adjective, the adjective ending is (in two out of three cases) not what I expect based on the gender of the succeeding noun? Some examples: Bayreuther ...
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Is “Wo ist dein Kamera?” correct? (usage of 'dein/deine')

I have a book which has two statements in a problem: Du wolltest doch photographieren. Wo ist dein Kamera? I thought dein should be changed to deine because Kamera is female. Is the second ...
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Why does Zürich lose the “i” when adding an adjective ending?

I have searched around on this site and google and I cannot seem to find an answer for this. I know that Zürich seems to be a bit of an odd city in the German language due to the fact that when you ...
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In “Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag,” why adjective Herzlichen? [duplicate]

Why is "Herzlichen" an accusative form? Because there was "I wish" omitted in front?
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Deklination von Adjektiv, die auf einen Vokal enden

Ich kenne die Regeln, die besagen wie ein Adjektiv in den Kasus Nominativ, Akkusativ, Dativ und Genitiv konjugiert wird (nach bestimmten und unbestimmten Artikeln sowie ohne Artikel). Z. B. mit ...