"Der Lehrer mag den kleinen Hund."

Translation:The teacher likes the small dog.

February 13, 2013



I thought that adjectives following "d-words" were supposed to loose their last letter. I would have thought that the German phrase would be: "Der Lehrer mag den kleine Hund"... much like "Das weiße Haus"

It which cases does it the adjective lose the last letter?

February 13, 2013


Christian thank you for this chart but I think germans use simpler method for determining the endings of adjectives!? It is not easy to remember these three big tables. For now we continuously peek to this tables. Do you have any recommendations for remembering?

February 26, 2013


Wow hipp5 that's very helpful, cheers. :)

September 14, 2013


Thanks, that video helped a lot!

January 19, 2014


In all honesty I do not think that Germans even ponder for one second about the adjective endings, since it is their default language they have no need to worry. Maybe they do worry, idk I could be wrong.

February 28, 2016


Well, my native language is Bosnian which has even more different ways to determine form or ending of an adjective, verb, noun, etc. Everything has to be adjusted to speak correctly, but we talk without carrying around tables simply because it's natural thing to do. Gender of each thing is natural and is easily determined from the object itself. Basically, it's natural feel when you talk, just practice speaking German, maybe read a book or watch movies in German with subtitles and it will come to you.

April 12, 2019


I wrote 'Professor' instead of 'Teacher' for Lehrer. Marked wrong? :|

July 1, 2014


A "Lehrer" is not a professor. The German for "professor" is "Professor". They're not interchangeable.

July 1, 2014


Whats the difference between the two in the German language?

July 1, 2014

  • A "Lehrer" teaches at a school (not a university).

  • A "Professor" teaches at a university and holds a professorial chair. The title is at a higher level than a PhD.


July 1, 2014


Wow! Thanks!

July 1, 2014


Why not "that small dog"? Thanks

May 12, 2015


Why is it not "magt"?

February 15, 2016


Asking myself the same question. Does anyone know?

October 18, 2016


Because it's "he likes/the teacher likes" and he is in german "er" so: er mag/der Lehrer mag Ich mag Du magst Er/sie/es mag Wir mögen Ihr mögt Sie mögen

February 26, 2018


November 16, 2016
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