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Adjectives describe nouns. fast beating scary musical
When an adjective comes after the noun it is describing, it adds no ending. Der Frosch ist grün. Der Vogel ist gelb. Die Maus ist braun.
When an adjective comes before the noun it is describing, an ending must be added. Die grüne Schlange. Das graue Kaninchen. Der braune Hund.
To determine the ending to add to an adjective which comes before the noun it is describing, you must ask yourself the following questions: Is there an initial word? (An initial word is a word like der or ein) NoYes Help
Does the initial word supply an important letter? In other words, does it show gender and case? ( Bear in mind that all but plain old ein do!) YesNo
If the initial word is above the line on the appropriate table, then add an –e as the adjective ending. If the initial word is below the line on the appropriate table, then add an –en as the adjective ending. nom de r da s di e ein e acc de n da s di e ein en ein e dat de m m r eine m m r gen de s s r eine s s r plural di e/ di e /de n r Masc. Neut. Fem. To beginning To decisionsTo end
What would the word for the be if you had to write it in? m.n.f.pl. R1derdasdie R2dendasdie R3dem derden Add the end letter as your adjective ending! (Often with a preceding e to help sound the ending.)
The group of words that take the same grammatical endings as the definite article are called der-type words: dieser (this) mancher (many [a]…) jeder (each, every)solcher (such) jener (that)welcher (which) The group of words that take the same grammatical endings as the indefinite article are called ein-type words: mein (my) unser (our) dein (your [familiar sing.])euer (your [familiar pl.]) sein (his/its)Ihr (your [polite]) ihr (her/their) To feature presentation