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Jahre vs Jahren.

Jahr means year. Jahre means years. But what does Jahren meant to represent? For I've seen this word before and understand it not. Are there other words similar eg. Tag, Tage, Tagen? Monat, Monate, Monaten?

Regards cluney

August 25, 2017



Nouns in German undergo a declension when they are used as objects. Denclension indicates the role of the object (which, whose, whom, what kind of). Here's the declension for "das Jahr":


Nom: das Jahr / Dies ist das Jahr 2017. (This is the year 2017)

Gen: des Jahres / Dies ist ein Wein des Jahres 2014. (This is a wine of the year 2014)

Dat: dem Jahr / Dies ist ein Wein aus dem Jahr 2014. (This is a wine from the year 2014)

Akk: das Jahr / Ich freue mich auf das Jahr 2018. (I am looking forward to the year 2018)


Nom: die Jahre / Dies sind die Jahre des Wohlstandes. (These are the years of prosperity)

Gen: der Jahre / Dies sind Weine des Jahres 2014, 2015 und 2016. (These are wines of the years 2014, 2015 and 2016)

Dat: den Jahren / Dies sind Weine aus den Jahren 2014, 2015 und 2016. (These are wines from the years 2014, 2015 and 2016)

Akk: die Jahre / Ich freue mich auf die kommenden zwei Jahre. (I am looking forward to the coming two years)

EDIT: Translated

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Danke, Stusstrupp, it really does help when it is translated also.


I don't speak German sorry. I'm learning German. However I'll translate what you said

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cluney2, don't forget to upvote someone's answer is you think it is good. I am going to upvote Stusstrupp's answer because it helps me. A lot of new people do not do this but it helps to keep the answer up longer if it is good.


Ok I understand now. All got to do with the case and stuff. Thanks

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