Let’s continue talking about adjective endings…
To review the Strong inflexion, click here: Starke Deklination.
To review the Mixed inflexion, click here: Gemischte Deklination.
Typ 3 : Schwasche Deklination
Weak inflection, or ,,Schwasche Deklination“, is used:
- After the definite article
- After ,,derselb-” (the same), ,,derjenig-” (the one)
- After ,,dies-” (this), ,,jen-” (that), ,,jeglich-” (any), ,,jed-” (every), which decline like the definite article.
- After ,,manch-” (some), ,,solch-“ (such), ,,welch-” (which), which decline like definite article.
- After ,,mir”, ,,dir“, ,,ihm“
- After ,,arm” (meagre), ,,alt” (old), ,,all” (all)
The adjective endings rule with the definite article (der, die, das) or the so-called der-words (dieser, jeder, etc.) is simple:
- The adjective endings in the nominative is always ,,-e” (except for the plural that is always ,,-en” in all situations!).
- The adjective endings in the accusative identical to those in the nominative case, except for the masculine gender (der/den).
- The adjective endings in the dative and genitive is ALWAYS –en!
That is all I’ve learned about adjective endings by now!!!! So, keep practicing and wait for new posts!! 😀
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