Nominative - Exercises

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Example

Type in the nominative forms of the articles, adjectives, and nouns. The information in parentheses indicates whether the noun is masculine (m), feminine (f), or plural (pl).

definite article
(der, die, das)
indefinite article
(ein, eine)
blau/Jacke (f) [the blue jacket]|feminine = die|with definite articles, we only add an e to the adjective feminine = eine|with feminine nouns and indefinite articles, we only add an e to the adjective
neu/Lied (n) [the new song]|neuter = das|with definite articles, we only add an e to the adjective neuter = ein|with neuter nouns and indefinite articles, we add es to the adjective
schmutzig/Teller (m) [the dirty plate]|masculine = der|with definite articles, we only add an e to the adjective masculine = ein|with masculine nouns and indefinite articles, we add er to the adjective
schwarz/Haare (pl) [the black hair]|plural = die|with definite articles, we add en to the adjective in the plural there is no indefinite article for the plural|without an article, we only add e to the adjective in the plural
lecker/Essen (n) [the tasty meal]|neuter = das|with definite articles, we only add an e to the adjective neuter = ein|with neuter nouns and indefinite articles, we add es to the adjective

Replace the underlined part of the sentence with the correct pronoun.

  1. Der Ball fliegt über den Zaun. → fliegt über den Zaun.[It flies over the fence.]|masculine noun → er
  2. Du und deine Freundin seid eingeladen. → seid eingeladen.[You are invited.]|several people, of whom at least one is being personally addressed → ihr
  3. Die Geschichten des Mannes sind interessant. → Geschichten sind interessant.[His stories are interesting.]|the noun to be replaced is masculine (der Mann) and we’re referring to a plural noun (die Geschichten) → seine
  4. Meine Freunde und ich gehen ins Kino. → gehen ins Kino.[We’re going to the cinema.]|several people, of whom I am one → wir
  5. Der Sohn der Nachbarin heißt Markus. → Sohn heißt Markus.[Her son is called Markus.]|the noun to be replaced is feminine (die Nachbarin) and we’re referring to a masculine noun (der Sohn) → ihr