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Czech plural adjectives?! (can somebody please explain?!)

I'm at the plurals stage of the Czech tree. I can change the ending of nouns to make plurals, dependant on gender, fine. I understand that each adjective has to agree in number and gender with the noun it refers to, but I can't understand how it does so. Through trial and error I know that: you don't just use the same ending for the adjective as you do for the noun, you don't alter the adjective (which has it's own gender!) to be plural and leave it at that either.

Honestly I don't know have any idea, any resources or help are very much appreciated. Thanks!!

March 25, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirson8

I found a site that perhaps can help you: http://www.locallingo.com/czech/grammar/nouns_declension.html There are 3 links that leads to charts for masculine, feminine and neuter nouns.

There is also another way to learn it (by intuition): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw6hCaw_mDM

I think that balanced approach of logic and intuition can help you a lot.


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

I am not sure I understand your question. Perhaps an example?

Adjectives have to match the gender, number and also the case of the noun.

Please read the Tips and Notes for Adjectives if you haven't done so already. That might help.


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    As was said, it needs to match the gender,number, and the case.

    Also, the adjective doesn't have to have the same endings as the noun, it follows a different model word. The model adjectives are mladý and jarní.

    An example of what are you struggling with would help a lot.

    I guess what might confuse you: Vedlejší města byla bohatší. The neighbouring towns were richer. Vedlejší cannot end with -a, as it follows the model jarní. But a different adjectiv nový follows the model mladý, so it could be ended with -a. Nová města byla bohatší.

    Is that the source of your confusion?


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

    please read the tips for the skills that you have access to. if you start ad-hoc discussions instead, your confusion is bound to increase still further.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evan.sendra

    I didn't find any description for rules regarding adjective modification based on plural form of nouns: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/cs/Plural/tips-and-notes. Is it somewhere else in the course?


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

    notes for To be pl.:

    Adjectives

    In the plural, adjectives differ in endings between the genders predictably:

    • in animate masculine, e.g., "mladí muži" (young men)
    • in inanimate masculine, e.g., "velké stromy/pomeranče" (big trees/oranges)
    • in feminine, e.g., "mladé ženy" (young women)
    • in neuter, e.g., "malá zvířata" (small animals)

    The consonant shift from "k" to "c" also impacts the animate masculine adjective before the ending. Thus we get "velcí kluci" (big boys).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evan.sendra

    Must have glossed over it too quickly. Thank you!

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