Opposite Adjectives German Exercises

german opposite adjectives exercises

Hello there, student! Today we’re going to explore the interesting world of German opposite adjectives. Adjectives, as you may already know, are words that describe or modify other words, making your sentences more detailed and colorful.

We often use opposites in our everyday speech, so practicing these pairs can significantly improve your communication skills in German.


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – German Opposite Adjectives


a) ist / das / glas / halb / leer

Das Glas ist halb leer.


b) ist / das / glas / halb / voll


c) Julia / immer / fröhlich / ist


d) oft / Thomas / ist / traurig


e) der / ist / groß / hund


f) katze / ist / klein / die


g) das / sauber / zimmer / ist


h) auto / ist / das / schmutzig


i) ist / das / wasser / kalt


j) heiß / die / suppe / ist


k) kaffee / ist / der / süß


l) tee / der / ist / bitter


2) Can you Translate these Sentences?


a) The house is big.

Das Haus ist groß.


b) The apartment is small.


c) The summer is hot.


d) The winter is cold.


e) The day was long.


f) The night was short.


g) The soup is spicy.


h) The cake is sweet.


i) The test was easy.


j) The homework is difficult.


k) The garden is beautiful.


l) The attic is ugly.


3) Practice your Vocabulary of German Opposite Adjectives


a) Tall – Short

Groß – Klein


b) Fast - Slow


c) Hot - Cold


d) Happy - Sad


e) Old - Young


f) Big - Small


g) Beautiful - Ugly


h) Loud - Quiet


i) Bright - Dark


j) Strong - Weak


k) High - Low


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating this Small Text Taking the German Opposite Adjectives into Consideration


The old tree in the beautiful park is tall and strong. On hot days, it provides a cool shade. The loud city sounds become quiet under its branches. It has big, bright green leaves, but in autumn they turn small and dark.


Well done! You’ve now gone through a series of activities designed to help you understand and apply German opposite adjectives in different contexts.

Practice is crucial when it comes to language learning, so I encourage you to revisit these exercises, write your own sentences, and try to use these adjectives in your daily conversation.

Below you can move on to another exciting topic. Keep up the good work and remember – every bit of effort brings you one step closer to fluency in German!


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