"The red strawberry is good."
Translation:Die rote Erdbeere ist gut.
Having read the other user comments, and followed the link given, I want to know how as a beginner I am supposed to know what appears to be a complex grammatical issue, and one well beyond this level? Expecting a novice to understand why 'rot' and not 'rote' is basically unhelpful and unfair. I will write the answer down, so I can complete the level, but it will be completion without proper understanding and surely this is the very thing Duolingo should strive to avoid.
I completely agree. Duolingo needs a system to teach grammar and sentence structure
Are all colors declinable? Like how many forms does “rot” have? Rote, roten, rotes?
Yes, the suffix of adjectives depends on the case:
- die rote Erdbeere - 1. Fall (Nominativ) - Was?
- der roten Erdbeere - 2. Fall (Genitiv) - Wessen?
- der roten Erdbeere - 3. Fall (Dativ) - Wem?
- die rote Erdbeere - 4. Fall (Akkusativ) - Wen?
The suffix of adjectives also depends on gender of the noun:
- ein roter Eimer - male (der)
- eine rote Erdbeere - female (die)
- ein rotes Kleid - neuter (das)