Because the "großer" is the declined nominative masculine form of the adjective 'groß'.
'Bigger' would be "größerer" [notice, as well, the 'ö' instead of 'o'], since the undeclined 'bigger' is 'größer'
Something that will come naturally after long times of continued practice and speaking, especially the umlauts.
Not just umlauts.. there are too many things that'll take an extremely long time to learn (at least for me) :(
I wish the example would include both statements side by side: "Es ist ein großer Garten. Es ist ein größerer Garten."
Okay Ive been "Germaning" for quite a while and this confused me... but the like link below makes it "easy"; because it's "ein" it changes to -er
Why didn't I chose a simple language like Sanskrit!
My understanding is, in this case, because 'sein' [to be] is in use - both sides will be the nominative. [we'll ignore the weirdness in regards to things like "I am me", though...]
"I am me" should probably be "I am myself" to have proper declension, to the extent that we do so in English.
- Wrong: "It is me."
- Right: "It is I."
Should I be able to tell a difference between großer and größer ? When the automated voice speaks I can't really tell. Looking at other sites, großer sounds like grocer, and größer sounds like "gresser" .
I thought in attributive adjectives we add an e . Since we are using "sein" why is it GroBer
Declension is not as simple as that. You have recognized that the linking verb, sein has been used. That means that the predicate phrase is Nominativ also. Because an indefinite article has been used, weak inflection is necessary.
(And, again, "Gro
Ber" is not a word. Use "ss" as a substitute for "ß" if you can't use one of these techniques to type the correct letter.)
Perhaps, but not when you have words like "riesig" and "gewaltig" you could use instead . . .