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"A red shirt is not blue."

Translation:Ein rotes Hemd ist nicht blau.

January 19, 2013



Man, it feels like all these words change every day.


Why the (s) behind Rote? instead of (R)


We say:

Ein rotes Hemd. Das Hemd ist rot. Ein roter Hund. Der Hund ist rot. Eine rote Katze. Die Katze ist rot.


I always wrongly thought that 'nicht' should always be at the end of a sentence. I would be much obliged if you could explain why is 'nicht' before 'blau' in this sentence. Thanks. Or if I were to use 'keine' what the correct sentence would have been. Thx again


My brain hurts and can't handle a bunch of wiki charts. Can someone summarize? Is it gender related or some new rule I need to learn? Thanks!


Neuter + indefinite + nominative → ending = es. Masculine -er Feminine -e


This link showed me an easy way to remember the endings for all adjectives in German. Even has a 4-step flowchart to help out. Take ten minutes to read this, and I think it will help you too. :)



What is the difference between "...ist blau nicht" and "...ist nicht blau". Why is the former wrong?


It's just a grammatical rule that when an adjective is used with the verb sein, nicht comes before the adjective. More on negation rules here: http://german.about.com/od/grammar/a/German-Negation.htm

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Thank you for the above explanations. They are very helpful. But Duolingo provides no way for its students to know the various adjective endings. Oughn't Duolingo have a "Tips and Notes" section for these color lessons?

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