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'Die Familie hat einen Architekten' why is it Architekten and not Architekt?

July 31, 2017

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

Here are two good posts about weak nouns:

You can look up all the inflections for a word on this website:

http://canoo.net/services/Controller?input=Architekten & service=inflection

(duolingo won't allow the & symbol in a link for some reason, so cut and paste that and remove spaces next to &)


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

I believe it has something to do with "Architekt" being in the accusative case. Sometimes, nouns may change when they are accusative. Such as how "Junge" changes to "Jungen".


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

Architekt is subject to what is known as "N-Declension", which means that in all cases except for singular nominative it has an -en ending. This only happens to certain masculine nouns.

http://www.canoo.net/inflection/architekt:N:M http://germanforenglishspeakers.com/nouns/weak-nouns-the-n-declension/


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

And to das Herz which is neuter, but also has genitive/dative des/dem Herzen and plural die Herzen, der Herzen, den Herzen.

(But singular accusative das Herz, because neuter always has accusative = nominative.)

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