"Unser großer Teller ist grün."

Translation:Our big plate is green.

February 1, 2013

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why could it not be "our bigger plate is green"?


So I am confused as to why it isn't "Unser große Teller ist grün." The word 'großer ' had me thinking 'the big plates' but the verb was not 'sind'. Is this an error on the part of the lesson?


Adjective endings - http://www.nthuleen.com/teach/grammar/adjektivendungenexpl.html

Unser should immediately tell you that Teller is singular. Its adjective needs to show that it is a masculine nominative inflection, so it adds a 'er' to groß. "Unsere Teller" would be "our plates". With that said, Unsere großen Teller would be "our big plates".

That website really helped me out with this kind of stuff.


Thanks. I can see in common problem 1 that Unser does not have an ending, it is as it is, and the ending therefore needs to be at the end of the adjective following.

Schoenen Tag :)


why is it großER? I thought in maskulin Nominative the ending should be en

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Masculine nominative (strong and weak inflection) IS 'er'. Masculine accusative is 'en' whether strong, mixed or weak inflection.


But I don't understand, why "our BIG plate is green" is true?! Because I think (großer) means bigger!!


When you say bigger, you have to use "größerer"


thanks :) I need more practice


I don't hear the "R" in "großer", it's because is dumb or is only my ears problem? :-)


I hear it fine in the normal speed version, but like you, don't hear the "R" in the slower speed version either, so it's not just you.


Any native German speaker who can tell me if there is a real and identifiable phonetic difference between "grosser" and "grosse"?

Appreciate it guys!

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