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Here are some adjectives you heard or read in the dialogues.
Form of the adjective
|Het is een leuke baan.||It is a nice job.|
|Het is lekker weer.||It is nice weather.|
|Een mooi stadion.||A beautiful stadium.|
|Een goed idee.||A good idea.|
|Heel groot.||Very big.|
|Volgende maand.||Next month.|
In some cases, an -e
is added to an adjective.
When the adjective is not followed by a noun, when it is used independently, no -e
|Het stadion is mooi.||The stadium is beautiful.|
|Het weer is lekker.||The weather is nice.|
When the adjective is followed by a noun, the main rule is: an -e
|Het is een leuke baan.||It is a nice job|
|Volgende maand.||Next month|
In one case no -e
is added: when the noun is a singular, indefinite het-woord.For exampleHet idee
|het goede idee||een goed idee|
|het mooie stadion||een mooi stadion|
So, when the noun is a de-woord
, an -e
is always added.De pizza
|de lekkere pizza||een lekkere pizza|
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|de leuke baan||een leuke baan|
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