• Adjective Endings

    Adjective Endings 1

    In this module you will learn about the weak declension of adjectives, which is used whenever the definite article preceding the adjective has an ending (such as der, den, dem, etc.). The weak declension has only two possible endings (-e or -en), so you only need to focus on when each ending is used. That is dependent on both the case and the gender of the noun phrase.

  • Adjective Endings

    Adjective Endings 2

    In this module you will learn about the strong declension of adjectives, which is used whenever there is no article preceding the adjective. Because  there is no article with an ending (such as der, den, dem, einer, einen, einem, etc.), the adjective has to take the ending. The adjective endings are almost identical to the articles and indicate the gender, case and number of the noun. In this module it is very important to know the cases to be able to use the correct adjective endings. Please go back to the previous module if you would like a brief review of cases.

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    Adjective Endings 4

    In this module, you will learn about the mixed declension of adjectives, which is used whenever there is an indefinite article preceding the adjective. You will practice using such adjectives with nouns in the accusative case. The accusative case is used to indicate a range of roles in a sentence. In this module, we will focus on examples that use the accusative case to indicate the direct object as seen with verbs like haben (to have), tragen (to wear), kaufen (to buy), etc. Recall that in German, the article in the accusative case changes depending on the gender of the noun it modifies. For example:

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    Adjective Endings 5

    In this module, you will learn about the mixed declension of adjectives, which is used whenever there is an indefinite article preceding the adjective. You will practice using such adjectives with nouns in the dative case.  We will begin with nouns in the dative case that indicate an indirect object seen with verbs like helfen (to help), danken (to thank), antworten (to answer), etc. Recall that in German, the article in the dative case changes depending on the the gender of the noun it modifies. For example: