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Dutch Adjectives

Is anyone else seriously struggling with the difference between zuur and zure? I cannot for the life of me get the hang of when to add an E to the end of adjectives. I gather that it has something to do with whether there is an article, but I can't quite grasp the connection. Any help is much appreciated!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
El2theK
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Have a read through this topic: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3888221

In short.

  • De auto - de grote auto - een grote auto - de auto is groot
  • de grote auto's - grote auto's - de auto's zijn groot
  • Het huis - het grote huis - een groot huis - het huis is groot
  • de grote huizen - grote huizen - de huizen zijn groot
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SenorDustin
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I get it now!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
xMerrie
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You're fast! :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PANDALUVA12345

oh thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
xMerrie
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It's basically like this:

  • Adjectives before 'de' words always get the 'e' ending.
  • If the noun is a 'het' word, it differs. If the definite article is used, the adjective gets the 'e' ending. If the indefinite article is used, it does not get the 'e' ending.

E.g.

  • De Appel - De rode appel - Een rode appel
  • Het huis - Het grote huis - Een groot huis

You can also take a look here

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaseyJaneSpreekt

thank you for stating is so clearly and concisely! why can't the whole internet do that?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
xMerrie
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You are welcome! Don't hesitate to ask more questions! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IzaHale

I also found that this helped me. Don't know what you guys will make of it: http://www.valley-trail.com/Adjectives.htm

3 years ago
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