ADJECTIVES AND PARTICIPLES AS NOUNS

Functions

Nouns derived from adjectives and participles describe people and abstracts.

 nounadjective/participle
 ein Bekannterein bekannter Menschperson
 etwas Interessantes     eine interessante Geschichte     abstract 



Forms

Substantivized adjectives and participles are declined like adjectives.

People

With the definite article
masculinefeminineplural
 nominative case     der Reisendedie Reisendedie Reisenden
 accusative caseden Reisendendie Reisendedie Reisenden
 dative casedem Reisenden     der Reisenden     den Reisenden 
 genitive casedes Reisendender Reisendender Reisenden



With the indefinite article
masculinefeminineplural
 nominative case     ein Reisendereine ReisendeReisende
 accusative caseeinen Reisendeneine ReisendeReisende
 dative caseeinem Reisenden     einer Reisenden     Reisenden 
 genitive caseeines Reisendeneiner ReisendenReisender



Abstracts

 with the definite article     with the indefinite article 
 das Schöneviel Schönes
 das Nützlichewenig Nützliches
 das Leckereetwas Leckeres
 alles Gutenichts Gutes