German Nouns with N-Declination — Nomen der N-Dekination

Sound. So much of language comes down to sound. What is the easiest sound to make? In German this is one of the reasons for adjective endings being what they are — mostly ending in -en, right?!

It’s that same basic principle that is to blame for you getting Name and Namen mixed up or Herr and Herrn. What’s going on with this n that appears and disappears at whim? These are what we call nouns with n-declination (Nomen der N-Deklination). Let’s take a look.

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  1. Tânia Mello · · Reply

    In ‘Exceptions’, you wrote: ‘These ones take an s in the dative form.’ You meant in the GENITIVE form, right ?

    1. Danke Tânia, stimmt — korrigiere ich sofort.

  2. Neemias Almeida · · Reply

    Could you provide the answers for these exercises?

    Danke schön.

    1. Werde ich machen. Bis morgen sind sie gepostet.

  3. hon marvin · · Reply

    Thanks for the very helpful lesson.

    Could you please post the answers?

    1. Antworte:
      1. Nachbar / Hasen
      2. Herr / Namen
      3. Arzt / Patienten
      4. Name / Polizisten
      5. Richter / Zeugen
      6. Chinese / Franzosen
      7. Löwe / Raben
      8. Touristen / Terroristen
      9. Präsident / Aussenminister
      10. Menschen / Gesetz(e)

      1. Thank you very much.

        Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:02:53 +0000 To:

  4. hon marvin · · Reply

    Thank you for the answers

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