"Schönes Wochenende" versus "Schönen Wochenende"

  • Is there any preference to using "Schönes Wochenende" or "Schönen Wochenende" as a parting statement? Are they both allowed, or is there a preference for one over the other? Different people have told me that one or the other is OK, but that the other is wrong. This leaves me highly confused, and I often find myself going back and forth between the two.

    The correct form is "schönes Wochenende". Wochenende is "das" neuter Kind regards Georg Jonca

    Please, edit your question and specify in which context you want to use it. For instance, only the first one makes sense in case you want to wish somebody a nice weekend.

    Actually already given in the Kevin's answer, but just to state it clear: as a standalone phrase you can only say "Schönes Wochenende" where you drop "Ich wünsche dir ein". The other one, "schönen Wochenende", cannot stand alone!

  • Kevin

    Kevin Correct answer

    8 years ago

    Yes, they are both grammatically allowed in the right context, and there is a difference between them regarding the use of the neuter "[das] Wochenende".

    "Schönes Wochenende" is singular Nominative or Accusative, like "[ein] schönes Wochenende".

    "Schönen Wochenende" is singular Dative or Genitive, and you'd probably attach a definite article or prepositional phrase to it like "dem/des/am schönen Wochenende".

    If, for example, you want to wish a friend a nice weekend, you would say, "Schönes Wochenende!" as if to say "Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende!"

    Here's a link I found that gives some different examples and translations of this phrase.

    Genitive would be "[des/einen] schönen Wochenende**s**".

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