Adjective Declension German Exercises

german adjective declension exercises

Hello, student! Today, we will explore an exciting part of the German language – adjective declension.

By adjusting adjectives in sentences to agree with the noun they modify in terms of gender, number, and case, we can express ourselves more precisely and naturally in German. The activities we’ll go through will help you understand and practice this concept.

These exercises are designed to help you gradually grasp the different aspects of German adjective declension, and by the end of this lesson, you should be able to correctly order and translate sentences involving these declensions. So, let’s dive right in!


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – German Adjective Declension


a) habe / einen / alten / Hund / ich

Ich habe einen alten Hund.


b) ist / dies / das / schnelle / Auto


c) ein / neues / kaufen / will / Buch / sie


d) einen / trinkt / heißen / Tee / er


e) hat / eine / schöne / Blume / sie


f) sind / das / meine / kleinen / Katzen


g) ist / der / beste / Lehrer / er


h) das / teure / sie / Kleid / kauft


i) hat / einen / großen / er / Traum


j) ist / kluges / dies / Mädchen / ein


k) haben / einen / wir / guten / Plan


l) ist / das / eine / harte / Arbeit


m) die / warmen / sie / Handschuhe / tragen


2) Can you Translate these Sentences?


a) She has a new dog.

Sie hat einen neuen Hund.


b) This is an old car.


c) He is a good student.


d) They are eating a delicious cake.


e) I have a big house.


f) The small cat is sleeping.


g) The teacher is strict.


h) The cold water is refreshing.


i) We have a good plan.


j) This is a hard work.


k) They wear the warm gloves.


l) The book is interesting.


m) She is a beautiful woman.


3) Practice your Vocabulary of German Adjective Declension


a) Small – Big – New

Klein – Groß – Neu


b) Old - Young - Delicious


c) Hot - Cold - Sweet


d) Fast - Slow - Beautiful


e) Strong - Weak - Happy


f) Easy - Difficult - Interesting


g) Tall - Short - Warm


h) Hard - Soft - Full


i) Empty - Deep - Wide


j) Narrow - Broad - Smooth


k) Rough - Thin - Fat


l) Dark - Light - Loud


m) Quiet - Heavy - Light


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the German Adjective Declension into Consideration


The tall trees were filled with sweet, ripe fruits. The old farmer had a happy smile as he collected the large baskets full of them. The young children were playing with the small puppies in the beautiful, warm sunlight.

This is a difficult task but the determined team is working hard on the project. The young scientist is coming up with innovative ideas and the senior manager is guiding them in the right direction.

The small bird has built a strong nest on the tall tree. The soft feathers are keeping the baby birds warm. The mother bird is bringing delicious worms for them.


We have covered a lot of ground today with German adjective declension. You’ve worked through rearranging sentences, translating sentences, practicing your vocabulary, and finally applying your knowledge in longer texts.

It’s a complex subject, but with this practice, you’re well on your way to mastering it! Remember, the key, like any language skill, is consistent practice. Feel free to revisit these activities and continue practicing on your own. You’re doing great, keep up the good work!


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