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The (slightly) easier way to learn German adjective endings

I recently came across this blog > http://germangrinds.com/2011/06/14/the-slightly-easier-way-to-learn-german-adjective-endings/, which has a helpful system to remember the various German adjective endings. I thought I'd post it in here for those who are struggling to learn them.

I only wish I had found that blog years ago!

August 20, 2015

35 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yannnnnni

happy one-year streak!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaredmessss

+1 Lingot Given! To both of you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psionpete

I found an app on for the iPad (possibly other devices) which gives an excellent guide to all German grammar. It is called GGG or German Grammar Guide from the University of Minnesota. It has a very good explanation and also some useful looking tables for the more experienced.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/b_Josh

I used this same method when I first started speaking German. It takes a long time to recall correct adjective endings, especially when you're just speaking without thinking to much, so just sticking in an "e" or "en" really helps with the flow of your speech. And with time the you'll eventually learn to use the correct endings. Good post, I'd recommend this method to any beginner practicing their speaking.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PumpedUpKickz

Thanks for your reply. That's pretty much what I did in the beginning too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

"It also results in that strange phenomenon of looking absent mindedly at the ceiling halfway through a conversation and silently mouthing the endings chart until the correct ending is reached."

Schoolboy me feels their pain.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PumpedUpKickz

Wow. I've only just posted this topic and it's been down voted already...really? That blog details an excellent method for learning German adjective endings and would be extremely useful for those who are having trouble remembering them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ericthelinguist

Ignore them, the dislike trolls wake up at night.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PumpedUpKickz

It would seem so. Thanks for your replies. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toussaintlou

The downvote may have been because the link goes to a server that is currently having problems.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PumpedUpKickz

I've just clicked the link now and it's working fine. Other people have had no problems with the link either. When I originally posted the link, which was over 15 hours ago, the post was down voted within two minutes. I've had a couple of "trolls" posting abuse on my profile lately, it was probably them who down voted it. Other duolingo users have experienced the same problems with "trolls" down voting posts as well as posting abusive messages on their profiles recently. I just block and ignore them. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toussaintlou

Hey, you're right..it's working now. Awesome. I really wanted to read that post because I definitely am challenged by adjectives every now and then. Thanks for putting it out there.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictorLJ

Danke, sehr nützlich, danke schön !!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PumpedUpKickz

You are welcome. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lotownsend

Great find, really simplifies it! Thanks :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Thanks for sharing and posting this. Here's a lingot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IndiePotato

You, madame, deserve a lingot. But I'll be generous and give you 10! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PumpedUpKickz

Well, that is very kind of you, my dear and thank you. :0)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EuPoMes

Unpreceded genitive plural should end with -er or -en?

neuen Ängste or neuer Ängste?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G.P.Niers

Use ‘neuer Ängste’ as with the feminine genitive. The only surprising adjective case ending is the masculine / neuter genitive, which is -en even though the corresponding definite article is ‘des’.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/redwards69

Here's a different method, that (I think) is even simpler, and I found very useful: http://www.nthuleen.com/teach/grammar/adjektivendungenexpl.html


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AureliaUK

Personally I find that little flowchart to be the best aide memoire I've seen on the topic.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smbahalwan

You helped me, thank you very much!!! If only I can express my gratitude with more than a lingot and a thank you!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MohdBa

Looks like it's still too early for me, but I'll definitely bookmark it for later. Thanks! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bernie1629

Thank you for sharing this blog. I clicked on the link intending to read that one article, and ended up reading his blog posts for about an hour ;) Very helpful!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zondwa35

Thanks for sharing very helpful


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klra0

Wow, I love it. I have a lof of problems with those. Our teachers are very punctional about them.. Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sheshanpatel

It is really helpful. Thank you.

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