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Is it der, die oder das Accessoire?


The correct article in German of Accessoire is das. So it is das Accessoire! (nominative case)

The word Accessoire is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Accessoire?

How does the declension of Accessoire work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative das Accessoire die Accessoires
Genitive des Accessoires der Accessoires
Dative dem Accessoire den Accessoires
Akkusative das Accessoire die Accessoires

What is the meaning of Accessoire in German?

Accessoire is defined as:

[1] Fashionable accessories, especially for clothing (jewelry, belt and so on)

[1] modisches Zubehör, besonders zur Kleidung (Schmuck, Gürtel und so weiter)

How to use Accessoire in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Accessoire with translations in English.

[1] Dabei handelt es sich beim Seidentuch um ein enorm anspruchsvolles Accessoire.

[1] The silk towel is an enormously demanding accessory

[1] Alles, was Frauen so mit sich herumtragen, ist ja in erster Linie Accessoire und wird nicht an seiner Funktionalität gemessen, sondern nach modischen Kriterien beurteilt.

[1] Everything that women carry around with them is primarily accessory and is not measured by its functionality, but is judged by fashionable criteria

[1] „Denn für Frauen ist das Kraftfahrzeug eines von sehr vielen Accessoires und wird teilweise genau so gehandhabt wie beispielsweise die Handtasche:…“

[1] "For women, the motor vehicle is one of many accessories and is sometimes handled exactly as the handbag: ..."

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