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 one plural. 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 can 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:

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