Nouns and Adjectives at a Glance
In This Chapter
• All about nouns
• Learning the four cases: nominative, genitive, dative, and accusative
• Understanding declension
• Working with adjectives
• Using personal pronouns
Nouns, as you no doubt know, are things that exist. They are people, places, or things that either exist concretely, as in the form of people or objects, or abstractly, as in the form of ideas. Words such as dog, door, difference, David, and Detroit all are nouns. They can be replaced by pronouns, such as he, she, it, and they.
Most nouns have a singular and a plural form, such as two dogs, two doors, many differences—maybe even two Davids. In German, all nouns also have a gender, and they must occur in one of four cases. ...