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German Adjectives

By October 23, 2012

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If I had to pick a favorite type of word, it would be the adjective. They are the most fun for me to play around with when writing and I'm constantly discovering new ones! 
Knowing just a few more adjectives in German beyond the basics (klein, groß, schön, hässlich ) will add more expressivity to your language. What's more is that it is easy to do! Find out how in Easy German Adjectives.

See other articles about German adjectives on this site:
Compound Adjectives
Descriptive German Adjectives
Suffixes in German Adjectives I
Suffixes in Adjectives II
German Adjectives as Nouns


November 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm
(1) D.S. says:

The I.B. German Language Guide has given here six articles about Adjectives, all of them interesting, and I have chosen ‘Compound Adjectives’ to borrow some German Sentences from her article, to alter them a little with a rhyme.

Frühreife grüne Äpfel schmecken gut, — Precocity in green apples will have good taste,
das liegt der grünen Apfelgattung gar im Blut. — as the genus of these green apples being in their blood.

Der Clown mit hellroter Hose und lila Hemd — The clown with bright red pants and purple shirt
wackelt mit dem Kinderfahrrad, noch ganz ungekämmt. — jiggling with the kids bike, still uncombed.

Dieser denkfaule Mann ist wirklich faul — This lazy thinking man is really lazy,
und hat dazu ein gemein großes Maul. — and has also a wicked big mouth.

Der alte Mann ist lernbegierig, — The old man is eager to learn,
obwohl er lebt in hohem Alter, — even though he lives in old age,
er weiß es ist schon eher schwierig, — he knows it will be rather difficult,
zu lernen Neues, um sich auszubreiten wie ein Falter. — to learn new things, spreading out like a butterfly.

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