Adjective endings in German

In a previous blog article, I wrote about the challenge learners of the German language can face when declining adjectives. There are four cases in German, 3 genders and 1 plural, then there are three ways of declining an adjective: with an indefinite article, with a definite article and without an article (zero declension). That comes to forty-eight ways of declining an adjective! Getting the adjective endings right when speaking German is a sign that the speaker is able to master the German language. Not many foreign speakers of German get it right, even native speakers make mistakes. During my German lessons here in London, I use the following conceptual schema which, with a lot of practice lets you remember the endings very quickly:

German Language Coach; adjective endings

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