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"The red strawberry is good."

Translation:Die rote Erdbeere ist gut.

March 13, 2013



Why rote? I haven't found anything about using rote instead of rot


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)
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