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German declension is not so bad after all

March 20, 2015

37 Comments


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

Ha ha, that was great! Poor Finland...he just wanted to join in the fun. :D

You are right, this DOES make me feel a bit better about the den hund, dem hund, and so forth. Nice!

March 20, 2015

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

I know German sounds so easy now. I do feel sorry for Finland too :)

March 23, 2015

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

Bwahahahahahaha bless, Finland looks so excited to share! Kind of cute ;D

I really need to find some decent declension tables for German, just to get the pattern in my head, but it seems pretty sensible after Russian. I actually feel kind of like I am missing information when I use nouns and adjectives in German because it feels like they don't decline enough, is that weird??

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/patareco7

I've been guiding myself through these tables: http://www.jahanshiri.ir/cheatsheet/german-grammar

I hope you find them useful!

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nick-IED

These are.. AMAZING :D thanks man!

March 22, 2015

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

For words without articles (like Berlin or Brendan), I always feel like I should add an article to show the gender. Struggle of learning German I guess :)

I always thought it was so awesome, though, that the article would carry the number, gender, and case of the noun following it. I kind of which we had that in English.

March 20, 2015

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

That's true! I have this bad habit of forgetting about articles. I think it's the hangover of Russian having been my default foreign language for so long.

I rather like cases and declension. I like how much information you can pack into one word! Which makes me very intrigued by languages like Finnish with so. much. declension.

March 20, 2015

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

So…. I won't be learning FInnish then!!! :O

March 21, 2015

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

See, it just makes me more intrigued. Is that weird??!?

March 21, 2015

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

Yep!!! ;-)

March 21, 2015

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

Hahahaha well hey, I don't mind being weird :D

March 21, 2015

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

Nooooo… Definite plural genitive and dative of Hund are “der Hunde”, not „der Hunden”!

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kpelle27

Genitive is "der Hunde," but dative is indeed "den Hunden" - you add an -n in the dative plural.

March 23, 2015

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

Of course, thank you (I don’t know my native language any more, what?) – but there is no form “der Hunden”. Always either “den Hunden” (dative) or “der Hunde” (genitive). Sorry for my mistake – have a lingot for that.

March 24, 2015

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

Where did you find the pic? I actually saw it (the text) on a website before

March 21, 2015

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

I think it's all Polandball http://www.reddit.com/r/polandball/

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts
March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Virginia123JB

Its on 4chan just ask for Poland ball on /int/

March 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/absurdist1

Sehr witzig.

March 21, 2015

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

Why has Brit got a black eye???

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitchell274

That's a monocle.

March 22, 2015

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

It's a monocle, a monocle for the "refined man of the day"

April 24, 2015

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

jajaja a monocle for "sir"

March 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eriatarka23

Dear god what just happened to my brain.

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/trantrongan251

cute cute =]]]

March 22, 2015

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

Hahahahaha lingot well earned!

March 22, 2015

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

Moments like these I feel very patriotic! :D

March 22, 2015

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

Polish also has a lot of declension :D Pies (Dog), psa, psu, psem, psie, psy, psów, psom, psami, psach :D And that's one of the easier nouns ;)

Btw. I want Finnish on Duolingo!

March 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Glass-paper

Absolutely amazing!

March 23, 2015

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

I wonder what will happen if Hungary jumps in.

March 24, 2015

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

Hilarious here's 10 lingots :)

March 24, 2015

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

MMmaaaaahahahaaaa!!!! . This is so cool, finland has emotion to talk.

April 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ferid1453

This quality content the Forums need

July 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ferid1453

Try Turkish grammar,if German is a kitten, Turkish is a Wolf

July 15, 2018

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

Gut

March 22, 2015

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

Hahaha, have a lingot yototas

June 26, 2017

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

Finnish isn't even an Indo-European language apparently. How did that happen?

November 28, 2017
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