Third declension

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The third declension includes adjectives that are not accompanied by an article. They are inflected as follows.

 

 
singular
 
masculine
feminine
neuter
nominative   guter Vater   gute Mutter   gutes Kind
genitive   guten Vaters   guter Mutter   guten Kinds
dative   gutem Vater   guter Mutter   gutem Kind
accusative   guten Vater   gute Mutter   gutes Kind

 

 
plural
 
masculine
feminine
neuter
nominative   gute Väter   gute Mütter   gute Kinder
genitive   guter Väter   guter Mütter   guter Kinder
dative   guten Vätern   guten Müttern   guten Kindern
accusative   gute Väter   gute Mütter   gute Kinder

 

 

In the third declension, the endings -er, -e, -es, -em and -en are used.

 

 
singular
 
masculine
feminine
neuter
nominative
-er
-e
-es
genitive
-en
-er
-en
dative
-em
-er
-em
accusative
-en
-e
-es

 

 
plural
nominative
-e
genitive
-er
dative
-en
accusative
-e

 

Furthermore, an adjective is also inflected according to the rules of the third declension, when it is accompanied by certain words.