Adjective endings of those that are attributive, i.e. not predicate, depend on what's before the adjective:
Strong inflection: No preceding article. "Grüner Tee ist gut." "Ich mag grünen Tee."
Mixed inflection: An indefinite article or other -ein words is behind them. "Meine guter Söhne"
Weak inflection: A definite article is behind them. "Der große Ei"
Well, in the tips & notes for this section, two new words are used, inflection, and declension. Then it goes on to describe, strong, medium, and weak inflection. There is no preceding definitions for these words, how can I understand differing levels, without a clear, concise definition, or descriptive of what we are talking about. Totally lost here, and I have also reported this to the powers above...It seems to me, they did the same thing with Accusative, Dative, etc. Just start using it without a definition of what we are talking about- just call them Cases...Sorry, my brain just does not work that way...
if you mean "all men" = in general / "all the men" in a situation, for example in the room...
you could translate it with some differences in word choice...but something quite difficult o understand for nativ english speakers is, that in german the word order in the sentence can be as important as the used words to express a special meaning.
one (of many possible) translations would be:
- general= Alle Männer haben (grundsätzlich) 2 rote Hüte.
- situation= Jeder der Männer (hier im Raum) hat 2 rote Hüte.
Excuse me. Hat is Masculine. The adjective get -E ending because Hute is plural and then it would be like Feminine and gets -E ending. Right?
no determiner, accusative, plural. m/n/f/pl: en/es/e/e https://www.lsa.umich.edu/german/hmr/Grammatik/Adjektive/Adjektivendungen.html
Now I'm just confused. Because with the weak inflection it states "when the article clearly indicates the case, gender and number". So it would have to have "alle Männer haben die zwei roten Hüte" for that to be correct? Even though that makes even less sense. Just trying to get a grasp on this. When I think I've got it, I don't
It takes the strong infliction, plural accusative, only problem is, I don't know why. Since there's no der/die /das or ein article. But that's why I was wondering if the zwei took over in the part (quoting the Wikipedia article) that says "clearly indicates the number". It doesn't seem so, though.