'größere' - When is this translated to 'big', or is it always meant to be 'bigger'?
I got marked incorrect for "That is a big orange"
"Größere" actually doesn't mean big, from my understanding. "Big" is "groß," without the umlaut, and "bigger" is "größer," with the umlaut and the extra "-er."
größer :is bigger in the Neuter Nouns. größerer:is bigger in the Masculine Nouns größere:is bigger in the Femenine Nouns
But this isn't quite right either. Even adjectives before neuter nouns require an ending — ein größeres Auto or das größere Auto. Größer (no ending) can only be used after a noun: Das Auto ist größer.
so at 1st you ad the er in the comparative and then the ending of the adjective base on the gender of the noun?
It's a superlative.
Groß = big Größer = bigger Größere = bigger with a feminine ending
Actually, it's comparative, not superlative. Superlative would be "biggest."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but:
A beautiful dog = Ein schöner Hund.
A more beautiful dog = Ein schönerer Hund.
A beautiful cat = Eine schöne Katze.
A more beautiful cat = Eine schönere Katze.
A beautiful horse - Ein schönes Pferd.
A more beautiful horse - Ein Schöneres Pferd.
"Das ist eine große Orange" = "This is a large orange."
"Das ist eine größere Orange" = "This is a larger orange."
Größere is a found in the section "Komparativ", meaning that it means "larger".
I have been taught that bigger is used for comparisons: An orange is bigger than a strawberry, not like in this case
The implicit comparison here is between “that” orange and “this” orange or some other orange(s) .
The app shows my answer wrong twice and I translated it exactly. The first time I capitalize the O in Orange thinking that was my mistake but the second time I did it exactly as the answer shows and it still shows it is wrong.
Bad pronunciation on this one with the male voice... Makes a robot like sound on the end of Großere, I thought it was saying Große and moving onto the next word.