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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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

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

September 26, 2013


September 22, 2013

put-in that german to use ;-)

October 17, 2013

i don't understand :/

October 19, 2013

Putting that German to use ;-)

November 30, 2013

Using your german that you learned.

October 19, 2013

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

@Julika: Helpful post! Thanks.

November 5, 2012

Danke schön!

October 7, 2013

Great to know!

January 29, 2014

Thanks for clarifying!

April 15, 2013

Useful information!

May 14, 2013

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

May 18, 2013

@Julika that was a very useful post. Thanks.

June 15, 2013


July 26, 2013

Thanks a lot!

August 8, 2013

Thank you :)

September 16, 2013

danke !! helpd a lot

September 28, 2013


October 19, 2013

Great tip. Vielen Dank!

November 19, 2013

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

December 1, 2013


December 3, 2013

Das ist sehr gut zu wissen!

December 5, 2013

Danke! c:

December 14, 2013

Danke the word easy motivates

December 18, 2013

Vielen dank :)

December 28, 2013


December 31, 2013


January 10, 2014

Very helpful information

January 17, 2014

Dreading that now!

February 6, 2014
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