An instant dirty mind alert!
I came to check comments exactly cause of this!
Ashamedly so myself
Why is this lange and not lang?
It's explained here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3888221
Dutch is so much simpler. In German you have lange, langer, langes, langen and langem depending on the case and gender of the noun
And lang. :)
wait till you'll learn Polish. male kind -długi, female - długa, neuter - długie. each of these has 7 forms of declinaton (there's only 4 in German)... and this is just singular. Plural is next 14 words to learn (just male and 'non-male' kind).
Oh, and longer and longest have 3 kinds, 7 declinaton forms and ofcourse plural forms which are also declinated.
Actually it's the same in Norwegian. Langt (neuter), lang (masculine and feminine), lange (plural).
Only celery, corn, and carrots allowed!!!
So if "lange" stays after "groente" is gonna be - De groente is lang. Am I right?
Yep, you are right! :)
dank je wel :)
So "groente" means "vegetable" and refers to ALL vegetables, not just green ones?
Yep, all veggies. Nice catch seeing it's green-te :)
so can this be both singular and plural?
Groenten is plural, while groente is singular....I'm pretty sure
I've seen groenten, groentes and groente all as plurals of groente. There must be more to this than meets the eye, but I haven't found the answer yet.
what's the difference between lang and lange?
"If an adjective comes before a noun with a definite article ("de" or "het"), it usually gets the ending -e.''
Take a look through this. It seems complex at first but it's super easy if u concentrate and spend some time on it : https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3888221