Sonntag, 6. Februar 2011

German : Adjective of colours

German : Adjective of colours

1. Adjective of colors which are of FOREIGN origin are described in most dictionaries and grammars as indeclinable.

2. In practice, however, only lila (lilac) and rosa (pink) are truly so;

3. beige is often used in inflected form, creme (cream) occurs ONLY predicatively,

4. and oliv (olive) and orange, it is advisible to add -farbene (coloured) and inflect normally.


1. Sie trägt eine rose Bluse und einen lila Rock.

2. Sie hat ein orangefarbenes Kleid.

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