Adjective Endings – Indefinite Articles – Nominative – A2/B1

Explanation of Adjective Endings

In German, the endings of adjectives change, depending on the gender of the noun.

When you use an indefinite article (ein or eine) in the Nominativ case, the ending of the adjective is either -er (for masculine nouns), -es (for neutral nouns) and -e (for feminine nouns). There is no indefinite plural article in German. I will give you some examples:

  • Das ist eine schöne (Tasche = feminine, so schön gets an -e)
  • Das ist ein altmodischer Tisch (Tisch = masculine, so altmodisch gets an -er)
  • Das ist ein gutes Buch (Buch = neutral, so gut gets an -es)

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