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Does German have an adjective word order like English?

I mean how we put certain types of adjectives before others in English.

If you don’t understand what I mean, think “The big red house” vs “The red big house” (Only 1st is correct)

April 18, 2018

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In german both would be correct but the stress of the sentence changes and often one version is more common than the other.

Das grosse rote Haus - more common

Das rote grosse Haus - here the stress is on red - maybe there are several big houses and you talk about the red one

and the version with a comma Das rote, grosse Haus - here both facts are equal and there could be a list with many more adjectives like Das rote, grosse, hässliche Haus

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ParPortas

I never thought about it but I think the adjective you feel more important about should come at first and may be a little bit more emphasized. It was never wrong in my life.

April 20, 2018
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