Strong variations: more varied, better indicate the sex /case of nostantiv. Note: The determinant and/or adjective in front of a nominal is called the “modification” (i.e. descriptive) of this nostantian. There are four models of decisive combinations and/or adjectives that influence the declination you need to put on which word. You learned in Unit 3 how to add endings to unique words and words. In addition, German adds endings to regular attribute adjectives when they change a name. Recognition of these endings can sometimes be a decisive reading skill in identifying the case and the number of a name. Do yourself a great favor and take all these other diagrams (you may have given 3 separate diagrams only for adjectives and up to 7 others to cover the rest of the variations) and THROW THEM AWAY. Forget about her! They make your life much more difficult than it is. 1a. I like to play with a klein___, mignon_ baby. Here is a determining present: “one,” a word with an end >. In this case, we are in the dative, > will be the end of the adjective: I like to play with a cute baby.

[Same type of show as in the previous example, but for another reason.] Strong bending is used when there is no article at all, or when nobiss is preceded by a non-incompressible word or a phrase like a little, something or a lot (“a little, a little, a lot/a lot”). It is also used when the adjective is preceded only by another regular adjective (i.e. unrelated to the article). Your life will end with German adjectives will be much easier. The use of the case system is to put these endings on adjectives (and determinants) so that we know what name what is doing. Now, let`s take an example of a declination model with a stripper that requires that the following adjective also supports strong declination. We`re going to say, “A lot of great people… Dogs/cats/pigs” with “much” as the only difference, so it is easy to recognize: German adjectives take different endings under different circumstances. Essentially, adjectives should only provide information on cases, genders and figures if articles do not. This is one of the most confusing aspects of German grammar for those who learn the language. However, the endings of the adjective almost always follow the following rules: We just talked about the 4 models of declination and I guess you understand the sex nomen and the nomic case (< – but if not, read my instructions on these topics!).

These phrases may seem too heavy for most German beginners. But remember, you don`t need to understand all the words in these examples. What we are trying to learn here is how to reject the articles and find the right adjective ending. It makes more sense to talk about variations in general, which applies not only to adjectives, but also to determinants (as shown above).