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Ich bin ein grosse Fisch?

This has been asked to death, I know, sorry. Still can't understand why "grosse" has an -e ending in this case. It's simple nominative, no complications, right? Another example - Der grosse Umzug. If anyone has a good link that can clear up this morass of German adjective endings, it would be appreciated. So far, every site I've visited has contradictory information (not to mention examples from my own reading that do not fit their templates.)

September 8, 2012

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Your sentence should read "Ich bin ein großer Fisch". http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/german/grammar/gr-adj.htm

September 8, 2012

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"Der große Umzug" is indeed correct.

September 8, 2012

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That's what I thought!!!!! Duolingo says that the correct sentences are "Ich bin ein grosse Fisch" and "Der grosse Umzug". This is driving me completely crazy. Thanks christian.

September 8, 2012

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Okay, why is "Der grosse Umzug" correct? Gross or Grosser, I could understand, but Grosse doesn't seem right (in my misunderstanding of these adjectives.)

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I highly recommend you carefully read the website I posted earlier. Note that there are different endings depending on whether a word is preceded by a definite article (der/die/das), by an indefinite article (ein), or unpreceded.

September 8, 2012
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