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The German language has three different articles: masculine (der), feminine (die) and neutral (das).
Example: "der Mann", "die Frau", "das Kind"
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Nouns in plural can have the following endings: “e”, “en”, “er”, “s”, or “r”, or even no ending at all. There is no universal rule that works in all cases.
Example: "der Ball" - "die Bälle"
German has 4 Cases: Nominative, Accusative, Dative and Genitive.
The case explains which function the noun has and how the noun relates to the other words in the sentence. According to the case we have to decline (change the endings, articles, adjectives, nouns, and pronouns).
Some masculine nouns get an extra “n” or “en” at the end. But just in accusative, dative and genitive.
It´s called N-Declension.
Example: "Ich gebe dem Architekten ein Buch."
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