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Adjectives in Dutch!

I am having a hard time figuring out how to use/ spell different adjectives. when is it "belangrijke" and when is it "belangrijk" ? I have finished most of the adjective lessons and feel like I have learned nothing. The description at the bottom of the lessons is very vague. Please help!

3 years ago

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If you have trouble understanding a skill, try checking the tips and notes during the lesson or at the bottom of the skill's page: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Adjective-Basics

You can also find a grammar thread as a link in the grammar overview, which you can find in the welcome thread.

If you can't find what you need in the tips and notes, check the grammar overview thread, and if you can't find your answer there, just ask about it in the forums (which you are doing here, which is great).

3 years ago

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belangrijk is use for het words and belangrijke is used for de words. If you don't immediately understand what I mean by that then you should go back and review the difference between het and de. Not specifically for certain words like het huis or de schildpad, but as a whole -- why is het used, why is de used?

You use Dutch adjectives like you use English adjectives. "I am fat. That fat dog looks like me."

If you don't know how to use the adjectives or what they mean, then you need to study them to learn what they mean. Duolingo isn't going to do the work for you. :P

3 years ago

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In English the adjective never changes spelling. It does in Dutch.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

They never do! You only add an -e on the end if it's a de word and it stays the same if it is a het word. You might drop a letter between langzaam and langzame but I REALLY don't think it's that hard to remember.

Don't complain about Dutch adjectives if you haven't tried German adjectives. Langsam langsame langsames langsamer langsamen etc... :P

3 years ago