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Using beide (both) as an adjective

Hi,

I am trying to understand the use of "beide", both.

I just learned it declines like an adjective. Is this correct?

If so can some please write 1-2 sentences showing "beide" decline.

Thank you!!

April 26, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/birgit72635

Hi, here you are:

Beide Kinder sind müde. =nominative

Die Kinder der Beiden sind müde. =genitive

Ich gebe beiden Kindern einen Kuchen. = dative

Ich schicke beide Kinder ins Bett. = accusative

I hope this helps..;-))

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/npLam

I generally treat it like an adjective, so at the risk of being shot down in flames, I'll offer you these:

I hope they're ok.

Sie mussten beide sterben

Beide mussten sterben

für beide Hände

mit beiden Händen

das Kind beider Menschen

Die beiden Grenadiere

EDIT: Ach Birgit! you beat me by about 2 seconds... and much clearer.
:(

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/birgit72635

You are fine.., I am teaching German and I am a native German.. ;-)

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/npLam

thank you

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AHA3006

Ich höre beiden Sängern zu. Ich höre beide Sänger. Ich höre die beiden Sänger. Beide Sänger sind toll. Die beiden Sänger sind toll.

Ich gebe beiden Katzen zu fressen. Ich mag beide Katzen. etc.

April 26, 2018
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