1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: German
  4. >
  5. Erwachsene/Erwachsener

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

Erwachsene/Erwachsener

Hi, I checked on wiktionary and the masculine form in nominative case is erwachsener and the feminine erwachsene, plurals for both also being erwachsene. However, on DL, the male form is erwachsene as well. Welches ist richtig ??

June 26, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/relox84

Erwachsener is a nominalized adjective, which means that it follows the declension of an adjective, so you say "ein Erwachsener" but "der Erwachsene". The default nominative form is the strong ending -er on wiktionary, but apparently duolingo chose the weak nominative ending -e.


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

Thanks for your answer :) but.. i dont understand.. how is erwachsener an adjective in "ein erwachsener"? An adult or the adult... both are nouns..

Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.