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Deklination – Declension is the process of the inflection of nouns, pronouns, articles, adjectives and numerals: the changes of the ending or the stem in these word types to reflect grammatical case, gender and number. Use [conjugation] for the inflection of verbs.

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How to choose correct declensions when saying a phrase? [closed]

I want to say "In my house or your house" in German: In meinem Haus oder deinem Haus I want to know how it was found that the dative declensions where the correct to use. It is difficult ...
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We will set up a HAB. Einrichten vs Setzen

While playing Squad in german servers, I would often say the following, when asked about what we'll do as Squad: Wir werden ein HAB setzen. meaning that we will set up / build / construct a HAB (...
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"zum großen Schiff": shouldn't it be "großem"?

In nthuleen, it is given that Ich gehe aus meinem modernen Hotel zum groß__ Schiff However, "Schiff" is a Neutrum noun, and in the above sentence, used as a Dative case, so the declension ...
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"von den/der zwei reichen Leuten": genitive or dative?

In nthuleen, it is given that Die kleinen Kinder von den zwei reichen Leuten gehen in diese teure Schule However, shouldn't "von den zwei reichen Leuten" be like "von der zwei reichen ...
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Is "mit eine(r) schöne(n) Seidenbluse" in a genitive case? [closed]

In the following sentence Sie trägt meine grünene, italienischen Schuhe und einen weißen Rock mit eine(r) schöne(n) Seidenbluse Is "mit eine(r) schöne(n) Seidenbluse" in a genitive case? ...
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"Herbert ist ein guter Freund (m) von mir.": the declension rules don't match the answer sheet in nthuleen's exercise sheet

In one of nthuleen's exercise sheets, it is given that (question 1.4, see the answer sheet) Herbert ist ein guter Freund (m) von mir. However, "Freund" is a direct object in this sentence, ...
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"gibt es originelle Musik": nthuleen's rules don't match its answer sheet

In the hangout nthuleen provides about adjective declensions, it says that But in the worksheet, question A.4, it says Im Gasthof Luitpold gibt es originelle Musik (f). To my understanding, the ...
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How is this adjectival phrase correctly declined?

This is a sentence from I. Asimov's, I, Robot: The miles of relays and photocells had given way to the spongy globe of plantinumiridium about the size of a human brain. I have translated it with an ...
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Translation of "for some" as existential quantifier

In English one can write the existential statement ∃ x ∈ A : P(x) as follows: P(x) for some x ∈ A. Is there a similar construction in German? My best guess is: P(x) für irgendein x ∈ A. Is this ...
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Why is it "die Neunziger" and not "die Neunzigen"? [duplicate]

When referring to the nineties (or decades in general), we say: Die neunziger Jahre Die Neunzigerjahre Die Neunziger My question is, where did the "er" come from? If the "neunzig"...
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Are there any German nouns that change morphologically with declension apart from the genitive "+s"? [closed]

Most of the time German nouns remain the same in declension apart from the genitive exception of "+s". But are there any other exceptions? I'm thinking of something that would look like Volk ...
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Different plural forms / declension of a single word - is it possible?

Is it possible in German that a single word has more than one meaning and different meanings of this word have different plural forms or different declension?
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Sollte "New [card]" dekliniert werden?

Wenn möchte man new für ein Programm übersetzen, sollte man es deklinieren? In diesem Fall ist es auf eine Karte bezogen. Sollte es mit Neue oder Neu übersetzt werden? Ich denke, dass könnten Neue ...
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What type of declension is used for the nouns `Deutsche` and `Verwandte`?

When it comes to declension of nouns, plentiful references are available for the following two categories: strongly declined nouns (append -(e)s for masculine and neutral singular genitive, -n for ...
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Declension and case confusion in sentence

Sentence: "Wenn Sie fertig sind, legen Sie die Karte verdeckt auf den Tisch und schieben Sie der Person ihrer Rechten zu" Question: in the last part of the sentence, why is it it "Ihrer ...
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Question regarding declensions in Dativ [duplicate]

Sentence: Ich fliege mit meiner ganzen Familie nach München. Question: When we are declining the words before "Familie" (in Dativ), I can understand why "mein" becomes "meiner&...
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Declension class for 'sprachbund'

I am only beginning to learn the German language and when encountering the word 'sprachbund' which means 'language alliance', I do not know which type of substantiv it belongs to (accusative, dative, ...
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Warum ändert "keine" den Fall?

Es gibt schnelle Lösungen. Es gibt gute schnelle Lösungen. Es gibt langsame Lösungen. Es gibt keine schnellen Lösungen. Es gibt niemals schnelle Lösungen. Es gibt null schnelle Lösungen. Es gibt drei ...
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Declension endings for years 90s 90er 50s 50er

Zum Glück konnte ich auch die 90er Jahre und die neue Generation erleben. Luckily, I could also experience 90s year/ time and new generation. In den 50er-Jahren übernahm Karl Furth das ...
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Declension of German possessive adjectives in phrases like "the house is mine"

Grammar books seem to overlook this particular usage of German possesive adjectives such as mein, dein, ihr etc. The following feels correct, but I couldn't find any proof. Is it? Das Haus / das Buch ...
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Substantiv und Adjektiv Deklination: Zweck und Kongruenz

Ich möchte Deutsch lernen, aber ich habe keinen Lehrer und brauche Hilfe. Ich habe eine Tafel mit Deklinationen gefunden, aber ich weiß nicht wie diese benutzt werden. Ich verstehe nicht, ob ...
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When are 'all-' and 'manch-' singular or plural?

I've just started learning German and one of the books I was reading explains that you can use various words like articles by using the endings of the article cases. My book just says: this/these ...
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"Nein, es ist jemand anderes" – Declension of "andere"

Nein, es ist jemand anderes. Das ist etwas anderes Could someone please explain why is anderes and not andere? Since I believe anderes is here a predicative adjective it should go in the base form: ...
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Why does the adjective typisch in "eine typisch deutsche Aussprache" not have declension? [duplicate]

Shouldn't we say “eine typische deutsche Aussprache” in this case?
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No adjective ending on "panzerartig" in Kafka's The Metamorphosis [duplicate]

He writes "Er lag auf seinem panzerartig harten Rücken" and I'm confused as to why "hart" gets inflected but "panzerartig" doesn't. The full sentence, if it has any ...
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The Blue Danube, by Johann Strauss [closed]

This may be a silly question, I'm just a beginner. I read that the title in German of the work 'On the beautiful Blue Danube' is 'An der schönen, blauen Donau'. I'm not sure what is the article ...
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Declination of the pronoun "andere"

Could someone tell me the specific terminations used for declining the pronoun "andere"? There's plenty of sites that display the terminations for the article variant of the word and none that ...
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Why does ganz have no declension in this sentence?

I'm sorry I can't formulate my question in German yet. I'm still doing my best to learn. So I'll ask in English anyway because I really need an answer. I was reading this story (https://www....
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Soll ich "wer" nach "dem" entsprechend deklinieren?

Meine Frage ist eigentlich ganz einfach: Soll man "Stehe zu dem, wem du liebst" oder "Stehe zu dem, wen du liebst" sagen?
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Inconsistent/stylistic genitive noun inflection

I understand that the genitive inflection of 'das Institut' may be either 'des Instituts' or 'des Institutes'. I have found an article where both forms are used, and I'd like to understand why they ...
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Deklination von „Variable“

Laut 8. Auflage von Duden 9 kann das Wort „Variable“ sowohl wie ein substantiviertes Adjektiv (Nominativ Plural: „zwei Variable“, siehe http://www.canoonet.eu/services/Controller?dispatch=inflection&...
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Wiktionary claims 'dessen' cannot be followed by a noun in the genitive. Is this true?

In the wiktionary article of 'dessen', it says: Another common mistake is a double-genitive construction such as the following: Nach dem Tod seines Vaters wurde er Leiter dessen Betriebes. — “After ...
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Nächster oder nächste?

My books says: Time expressions go in the accusative. Feminine adjectives without article take the declension -e in the accusative. Then what is going on with "nächster Woche" in the following ...
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"viel" takes no declension as adverb

I know viel is declined when used as an adjective. My textbook says the word viel in the combination wie viel (how much/how many) takes no declension, but then it gives the following examples: Wie ...
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Why "alle Tale" and not "alle Täler"?

One German translation of Handel's Messiah has an aria that features the line: Alle Tale macht hoch und erhaben, und senkt die Berge und Hügel vor ihm, macht eb’ne Bahn, und, was rauh ist, ...
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"Berg" declension

I note that the German declension of "the mountains" in dative is "den Bergen". But the remainder of the declension table does not follow that of a strong noun (see https://www.verbformen.com/...
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Warum gibt es kein e im Plural weniger "Für weniger kritische Gemüter stellte es jedoch eine große Beruhigung dar."? [duplicate]

Warum nicht: Für wenigere kritische Gemüter stellte es jedoch eine große Beruhigung dar. Urschrift: Für den nachfragenden Geist war das ewige Universum aber schon damals eine Provokation. ...
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Declension of pronoun when nouns of multiple genders follow

How are adjectival pronouns declined when nouns of multiple genders follow? For example: Jede/Jeden Höcker und Kurve in der Straße. The nouns Höcker und Kurve are of different genders (masculine and ...
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undeclined adjectives in the neutral, the "schön Wetter" type construction

I'm looking for other examples of the schön Wetter type anomaly. The only ones that I know of are : alt Eisen grob Salz gut Bier They're taken from dialectal usage (Alsatian from Strasbourg) of ...
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Why "mit ihrem Kollegen" instead of "mit ihren Kollegen"?

I found a sentence in the exercise of Langenscheidt German Grammar book: Frau Radwan faehrt heute mit ihrem Kollegen nach Hamburg. Herr Hundt hat einen neuen Kollegen. But "Kollegen" is plural form ...
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Die Deklination der Kardinalzahlen

Es wird z.B »einer meiner Freunde« gesagt. Und dann »zwei meiner Freunde«. Können wir »zweier meiner Freunde« sagen und warum nicht?
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What is the origin of the German "n-Deklination"?

Being completely unfamiliar with the answer, I would dare say that it is a legacy of Latin, although I fail to recognize any similarity between Latin declensions and this sort of noun alteration. Is ...
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Deklination nach einer Zahl

"2002 gab es noch 14235 dieser Orte in Deutschland." ( Deutsch perfekt 3/2019, S. 67) Warum nicht "14235 diese Orte"? Welche Regeln gelten für Deklination nach einer Zahl?
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Warum werden „winzig“ und „unendlich“ hier nicht dekliniert?

Warum werden „winzig“ und „unendlich“ im Folgenden nicht dekliniert? ein winzig kleines Körnchen in einer unendlich großen Sternenwolke aus Milliarden von Sternen, der Milchstraße Warum ist es ...
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"Ihr kleinen Monster?" How come?

So, this is a scene from a German series. Two women are fighting and it is broken up by the third one saying: "Es reicht, ihr kleinen Monster!" The question is, why is there an "n" at the end of "...
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How do "attributiv" and "nicht attributiv" work?

Looking at the table for declension of "mein" on Wiktionary, it has separate tables for: - attributiv (vor Substantiv) - nicht attributiv, ohne Artikel - nicht attributiv, mit Artikel Could you ...
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"für ausreichend Getränke sorgen" [duplicate]

Ich möchte wissen, weswegen "ausreichend" in diesem Kontext nicht flektiert wird. Ich habe widersprüchliche Informationen zum Thema gefunden: die einen behaupten, es handele sich dabei um einen ...
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Can "jede" or "jedes" be independent pronoun?

Which gender of verb should I use for indefinitive pronouns? If we are talking about women or kids, and I want to say "everyone", how do I say it? Will "Jedes Kind" become "jedes" and "Jede Frau" ...
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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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Do the vowels of all monosyllabic adjectives change into »umlaut« in comparative / superlative form?

I've heard that the monosyllabic adjectives – that is: adjectives which only consist of one syllable – take an umlaut in their comparative and superlative forms. Is that true as a general rule?