By Paul Stocker
A pupil Grammar of German is a useful reference advisor for undergraduates and different intermediate and complex scholars. Written with the desires of the learner a great deal in brain, it units out the grammar of the language in as transparent and jargon-free means as attainable. every one bankruptcy begins with an outline of the most grammatical terminology and ideas; those phrases also are cross-referenced within the thesaurus on the finish of the publication. to supply a visible consultant via each one bankruptcy, the details in every one part are highlighted, and tables summarise vital styles. 'Tip' containers, which support the coed to grasp specific issues, are scattered during the textual content. each aspect has quite a few illustrative examples, every one with its translation, conscientiously selected from quite a lot of published and digital media - books, newspapers, magazines, movie, and chat-rooms - to mirror modern utilization throughout a variety of registers.
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In the singular it is sometimes used in set phrases and with adjective-nouns: Aller Anfang ist schwer in aller Frühe Alles Gute! allen Ernstes The ﬁrst step is always the hardest at the crack of dawn All the best! e. 1: alle guten Sachen trotz allen guten Willens all good things in spite of all the good will c all followed by a deﬁnite article or other determiner . both inﬂected and uninﬂected forms are used: alle die Schuld alle die Häuser all die Studenten all der Wein mit all dem Essen all mein Wein all dieses Bier mit all dem Stress all/alle diese Teller mit all/allen seinen Zweifeln .
5 ein bisschen, ein wenig a little, a bit a ein bisschen and ein wenig are invariable and always followed by a singular noun Hast du ein wenig Zeit für mich? Ich habe nur noch ein wenig Geld mit ein bisschen Geduld Can you spare a moment? 6 ein paar a few a ein paar does not take case endings. 7 etwas some, any • etwas does not take case endings. 8 irgendeiner, irgendwelcher some … or other • irgend is added to emphasise vagueness Irgendein Passant muss das gesehen haben aus irgendeinem Grund Hat jemand irgendwelche gute Ideen?
Fem. Neuter Plural (kein only) Nom. (k)ein (k)eine (k)ein keine Acc. (k)einen (k)eine (k)ein keine Gen. (k)eines (k)einer (k)eines keiner Dat. 6): Hast du Orangen gekauft? Brötchen sollen immer frisch sein Did you buy (any) oranges? Rolls should always be fresh b Ein has a negative form, kein (not a, not any) which has both singular and plural forms Er hat eine Schwester, aber keinen Bruder Wir haben Äpfel, aber keine Bananen He has a sister, but not a brother We have (some) apples, but no bananas Note The English not a is never translated by nicht ein.