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Adjectives and definite articles


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Hi guys!  There is something I have had some issues with lately, I'm talking about the adjective endings in dutch!  I have heard this happens to a lot people, so hopefully this will help someone :)  For now I will only talk about adjectives and definite articles and how the latter affects the former.

Dutch only has two definite articles: De and Het.  An adjective gets the ''e'' ending if a definite article precedes the  noun, this applies both in the singular and plural form.  For example:

Singular:

De grote hond.

Het grote huis.

De grote jas.

De mooie vrouw.

Het mooie gezicht.

Plural:

De grote honden.

De oude huizen.

De leuke gezichten.

De eenvoudige taken.

*An adjective also gets an ''e'' ending if a demonstrative or possessive pronoun precedes the noun:

Deze oude hond.

Mijn oude hond.

Dit oude huis.

Mijn oude huis.

Here is a list of demonstrative pronouns in case you have forgotten:

Dit

Deze

Dat

Die

Possessive pronouns:

Mijn

Je/jouw

Uw

Zijn

Haar

Ons/onze

Jullie/je

Hun

I hope you find my notes helpful, I copied them from my notebook :)  I'll later explain more about the use of possessive and demonstrative pronouns in dutch.  More about adjectives to come as well :)  If you got any suggestion or corrections, please let me know.

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