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German adjectives 1.4: Definite articles + Accusative case

Articles for accusative case in German are

  1. Den for masculine nouns
  2. Die for feminine nouns
  3. Das for neuter nouns
  4. Die for plural form of all nouns

To learn German adjectives in accusative case for the above articles, we will use three adjectives as examples: “Alt”(Old), “Groß” (Big) and “Klein”(Small)

Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Den alten Mann(The new man) 
Die alte Frau(The new woman) 
Das alte Buch(The new Book) 
Die alten Bucher(The new Books)
Den großen Mann(The big Man)
Die große Frau(The big woman)
Das große Buch(The big book)
Die großen Bucher(The big books)
Den kleinen Mann(The small Man)
 
Die kleine Frau(The small woman)
Das kleine Buch(The small book)
Die kleinen Bucher(The small books)

We have four rules to remember for combination of definite articles and accusative case

  1. When preceded by an definite articles, the German adjectives end with -en for masculine nouns
  2. When preceded by an definite articles, the German adjectives end with -e for feminine nouns
  3. When preceded by an definite articles, the German adjectives end with -e for neuter nouns
  4. When preceded by an definite articles, the German adjectives end with -en for plural nouns

More examples

German English
Ich kenne die schöne Frau
I know the beautiful woman
Ich möchte den starken Mann
I would like the strong man
Wir haben das schöne Model
We have the beautiful model
Er sieht die gelbe Farbe
He saw the yellow color
Ich habe den roten Computer
I have the red computer
Ich mag das schöne Wochende
I like the beautiful weekend
Der rote Hund beißt den schwarzen Hund
The red dog bites the black dog.
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