To German natives: Little or small?
Small is for size.
Little is less directly related to size. For example. I could introduce my younger brother as my little brother even if he is 20Kgs heavier and 20cm taller than me.
So, "The young giraffe is small" not little.
It's very odd to see 'little' as a predicative adjective.
(He's only seven feet tall)
Would one use adjective declension here? If not, then when?
wait, Isn't Junge 'Boy'?
Yes, "Junge" (the noun) is boy but "j"unge (the adjective) is young.
Right.... now i see... when i speak with someone all i have to do is , recognise the Big ( J ) or the small ( j ) in the conversation(we are speaking) so i can tell if he means young or boy.. thanks man .
How can i tell what he means. ex:
Look there is the young giraffe i told you about .
Look there is the giraffe boy i told you about.