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Easy Adjectives

Adjectives state how something is. German elementary school children call them "Wie-Wörter", because they are schooled to ask "How is or are [so and so]?". Predicative adjectives state and describe an object while not coming right in front of the noun. They are easier for you, because you will neither have to include information about the gender nor the number in this adjectives. What? Look: "Der Mann ist schön; die Frau ist schön; das Kind ist schön". "Schön" is the same in all phrases. Easy! Later, however, you will learn how to conjugate (i.e. modify) the adverb to suit the noun, e.g. "ein dicker Mann" but "ein dickes Kind".

December 14, 2011

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mysteriosum

Very good to know! By the way, you say 'adverb' in your last sentence there, when I believe you meant adjective. If you didn't, I apologise!

July 24, 2013

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Thanks for the tips! I did want to mention that adjectives are "declined" rather than "conjugated."

September 26, 2013

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Danke!

September 22, 2013

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put-in that german to use ;-)

October 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.honorio

i don't understand :/

October 19, 2013

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Putting that German to use ;-)

November 30, 2013

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Using your german that you learned.

October 19, 2013

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thanks for the answer, i've already put a question bellow about what's the purpose of this lesson. now it's clear thanks.

April 23, 2013

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@Julika: Helpful post! Thanks.

November 5, 2012

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Danke schön!

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeofilB

Great to know!

January 29, 2014

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Thanks for clarifying!

April 15, 2013

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Useful information!

May 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otaviormachado

That was really, really useful. Thank you very much!

May 18, 2013

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@Julika that was a very useful post. Thanks.

June 15, 2013

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thanks

July 26, 2013

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Thanks a lot!

August 8, 2013

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Thank you :)

September 16, 2013

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danke !! helpd a lot

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jsstrn

Thanks!

October 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maxan1

Great tip. Vielen Dank!

November 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiaLak

Thanks for this. This helps a lot. German has lots of cases.

December 1, 2013

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thanks!

December 3, 2013

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Das ist sehr gut zu wissen!

December 5, 2013

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Danke! c:

December 14, 2013

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Danke the word easy motivates

December 18, 2013

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Vielen dank :)

December 28, 2013

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amusment

December 31, 2013

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danke

January 10, 2014

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Very helpful information

January 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adamantus

Dreading that now!

February 6, 2014
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